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Student Policies and Procedures

Academic policies

    Because academic integrity is a cornerstone of the University’s commitment to the principles of free inquiry, students are responsible for learning and upholding professional standards of research, writing, assessment, and ethics in their areas of study. In the academic community, the high value placed on truth implies a corresponding intolerance of scholastic dishonesty. Written or other work which students submit must be the product of their own efforts and must be consistent with appropriate standards of professional ethics. Academic dishonesty, which includes cheating, plagiarism and other forms of dishonest or unethical behavior, is prohibited.

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    It is Central Michigan University policy to permit students to be absent from classes or examinations for reason of observing religious holidays.

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    As a school participating in federal student aid program, Central Michigan University is required to disclose consumer information to the campus community.

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    It is the policy of CMU to allow appropriate support to students in the event of a death of a student’s loved one, including but not limited to time off and other support as defined in the Procedure linked below.

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    Upon the assumption that class attendance is a responsibility shared by adults, as teachers and class members, there is no university-wide regulation requiring attendance by students, or requiring the instructor to excuse absences from classes or examination. Individual instructors may establish their own class attendance regulations, but those that they do establish need to be reasonably and fairly applied.

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    The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their educational records.

    Learn about Family Education Rights and Privacy Act

    The University recognizes that it is the instructor’s prerogative to determine a grade. Responsibility for resolving grading disputes is shared among the instructor, the student, the department, and the college.

    Learn about Grade Grievance Policy

    Everything you need to know about registering for classes.

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    It is the policy of Central Michigan University (“CMU”) to require its faculty and other researchers to observe the highest standards of professional conduct in all of their scholarly, research and creative activities.

    Learn about Research Integrity

    Central Michigan University recognizes that those students who are actively serving in the Reserves or National Guard are required by their military contract to attend to military orders requiring mandatory training or serve at the request of the Governor of their state to respond to natural disasters or other occurrences in which the use of the National Guard is in the best interest of the state.

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    Social/non-academic policies

      Central Michigan University acknowledges and respects the rights of individuals to use alcohol in a legal and responsible manner. The University supports the laws of the state of Michigan and strives to create an environment that supports healthy decisions and lifestyles. CMU also respects the rights of individuals who choose not to use alcohol and not experience the impact of others’ use or misuse of alcohol.

      Learn about Alcohol Policy

      All Central Michigan University policies, procedures, and operating directives which affect advocacy activities on campus, whether or not they were developed for that specific purpose, are set forth in this document.

      Learn ABOUT Advocacy Policy

      The use of Amplified Sound may be desirable or necessary in connection with certain activities or events on the campus. At the same time Amplified Sound presents the potential for interference with University activities.

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      It is the policy of the University to provide and maintain computing, networking and telecommunications technologies to support the education, research, and work of its student, faculty, and staff.

      Learn about Computer/Technology Usage

      This Registered Student Organization Manual is a guide, and resource to help students involved in co-curricular activities get the most out of those activities. The information contained within this Student Organization Manual applies to facets of the participation in, and the leadership of, Registered Student Organizations, clubs and other organizations that constitute a large part of the co-curricular programs at Central Michigan University.

      Learn about RSO Handbook

      CMU is very committed to increasing its interactions with students and improving strategies for conveying important information. This policy will enhance the ability of faculty and administrative offices to send official and course-related information to students via email with minimal barriers.

      Learn about Student Email Policy

      Central Michigan University (CMU) is committed to the health and wellness of its students, faculty, staff and visitors. This tobacco-free policy will ensure that every student, employee and visitor has a healthy learning and working environment.

      Learn about Tobacco Free Policy

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