WorkED Student Code of Conduct
WorkED is responsible for providing an environment for faculty, staff and students that is free from discrimination and harassment on the basis of categories including race, color national origin, gender, age and sexual orientation/identity. Students are in turn expected to comply with all laws, policies and regulations. WorkED may impose discipline for the commission or attempted commission (including aiding or abetting in the commission or attempted commission) of the following types of violations by students:
All forms of academic misconduct including but not limited to cheating, fabrication, plagiarism, facilitating academic dishonesty, consistently arriving late or skipping of classroom learning sessions without a substantiated and clearly communicated reason.
Theft of, conversion of, destruction of, or damage to any property of the University or WorkED, or any property of others, or possession of any property when the student had knowledge or reasonably should have had knowledge that it was stolen.
Violation of policies, regulations, and homestay family specific rules.
Disorderly or lewd conduct.
Unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, use, or sale of, or the attempted manufacture, distribution, dispensing, or sale of controlled substances, identified in federal and state law or regulations.
Manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, use, or sale of, or the attempted manufacture, distribution, dispensing, or sale of alcohol that is unlawful or otherwise prohibited by, or not in compliance with, WorkED policy or University regulations.
Where the actor means to communicate a serious expression of intent to harass, or acts in reckless disregard of the risk of harassment, one or more students, faculty, staff, or homestay family member. Harassment means to cause a reasonable person to fear or experience emotional and/or physical harm, perpetrated by the actor or those acting under the actor’s control. ‘Reckless disregard’ means consciously disregarding a substantial risk. This section applies without regard to whether the conduct is motivated by race, ethnicity, personal animosity, or other reasons. This policy is all encompassing for all different medians of harassment including verbal, written or digital.
WorkED has the specific responsibility for providing prompt and effective responses to all complaints of sex discrimination or harassment for faculty, staff and students. The Office also responds to concerns from faculty and students regarding other forms of discrimination such as, age, religion, national origin, etc. Any member of the faculty or staff, a student or any other person may file a complaint. Complaints may be filed online at (website) or communicated in person to any WorkED staff member who is responsible for official documentation of the matter.
WorkED is responsible for intake of complaints alleging violations of the policies and regulations, investigation of alleged violations, issuing charges of policy and regulations violations, participating in the informal resolution process, and presentation of conduct violation cases. Each case is handled individually and, while due process is always provided, every procedure outlined in the following section may not be used in a particular case.
When a student is found in violation of these policies and regulations, any of the following sanctions or combination thereof may be imposed. The decision to impose any sanction is determined solely by WorkED. Any decision is final and not reviewable. Any sanction imposed should be appropriate to the violation, taking into consideration the context, previous violations and seriousness of the violation.
Written notice (reportable) or reprimand (non-reportable) to the student that a violation of specified WorkED policies or regulations has occurred and that continued or repeated violations of WorkED policies or regulations may be cause for further disciplinary action. A warning may be issued in instances of deliberate and serious violations as well as for repeat, non-egregious violations.
Loss of Privileges and Exclusion from Activities
Exclusion from participation in designated privileges and activities for a specified period of time. A Notice of Loss of Privileges will be emailed to the student identifying those sections of the policies or regulations the student is charged with violating and includes a detailed description of the facts supporting the charges. Violation of any conditions in the written Notice of Loss of Privileges, or violation of WorkED policies or regulations during the period of the sanction may be cause for further disciplinary action, normally in the form of dismissal.
A requirement for restitution in the form of reimbursement may be imposed for expenses incurred by WorkED or other parties resulting from a violation of these policies. Such reimbursement may take the form of monetary payment or appropriate service to repair or otherwise compensate for damages. Restitution may be imposed on any student who alone, or through group or concerted activities, participates in causing the damages or costs.
Termination of a student from the program. Dismissal will typically be used in cases that cannot be appropriately addressed with warnings or loss of privileges because the recurring nature of multiple violations or the extraordinary caliber of a single violation demonstrates that the student does not deserve an opportunity to return to the program. Though discussed with instructors and school administrators, WorkED reserves the right to make the final decision as to student dismissal from the program, and a Notice of Intent to Dismiss will be sent via email to the charged student. Readmission after dismissal may be granted only under exceptional circumstances. Any student dismissed shall not be entitled to any refund of monies paid for the program and may incur additional expenses.