Students Rights and Responsibilities

College Policies

For all College related Policies and Procedures including, but not limited to Sexual Harassment, Alcohol and Other Drugs, Legal Issues and The Family Education Rights And Privacy Act, Release of Student Information, Equal Opportunity, etc., please refer to the College website at www.ehc.edu .

OTD Policies

E&H College’s occupational therapy program is a graduate professional program. To facilitate the more specific professional development of occupational therapists, the Program provides this handbook, which includes the rights and responsibilities of students, along with the Program specific policies aimed at enhancing your success as a student of the Program. This file is available to students online. A hard copy can be provided upon request.

Academic Integrity and Conduct

Trust and mutual respect are essential to an environment in which learning is fostered.

Citizenship

College students are citizens of the state, local, and national governments, and are, therefore, expected to conduct themselves as law abiding members of the community at all times. If a student’s violation of local, state, or federal laws or ordinances also adversely affects the College’s pursuit of its educational objectives, the College may enforce its own regulations, regardless of any proceedings instituted by other authorities.

Social Networking Websites

Social networking websites (Twitter™, Facebook™, e.g.) are easily accessible to all students. When choosing to post information on these sites, students should be aware of three major concerns: 1) the threat of criminal activity; 2) how potential employers may view material posted; and 3) the possible violation of the College Code of Conduct. Information posted on these sites can be used to gain access to your personal information and, in some cases, it can be used for identity theft. Please use caution when posting this information online. Do not share private information such as names, addresses, birth dates, and phone numbers with strangers. In addition, employers are aware of social networking sites and can use them to research candidates prior to hiring them. Students should consider the messages they are sending when posting information to these sites. As a policy, the College does not monitor social networking websites. However, the College does investigate incidents that are reported and investigations can include reviewing social networking activity. As a reminder, this information can be used to substantiate the violation of the Code of Conduct.

OT students are prohibited to post any images or identifying information of children or other non-health sciences individuals from any community activities, fieldwork experiences, lab activities, parents night out, clinical experiences, etc.

Referral

Any student, faculty member, administrative officer, or employee of the College may charge a student with violation of the Code of Conduct. These charges are made to the Dean of Students. The Dean may require the charge to be signed. If the dean determines that further action is warranted, formal student conduct proceedings may be invoked under provisions of the Code of Conduct and college policy.

Minor offenses

Any infraction of College regulations as specified in this Code of Conduct may be referred to the appropriate administrator, committee, or board for a hearing. However the administrator dealing with a particular infraction may deem it to be a minor offense and may opt to utilize advising, counseling, and/or admonition to confront the student(s). Such an approach is in keeping with the College’s educational mission and serves to inform and place students on notice. Information on the offense and subsequent administrative action will be recorded and maintained as an official record for the College and the student.

Active Shooter or ALICE Training

All students are required to attend the College’s ALICE training or Active Shooter training during their first semester classes. ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) Training provides students with the training to proactively prepare and plan for the potential threat of an aggressive intruder or active shooter event.