Familiarity with University Regulations
The Course Catalog and Student Handbook, made available to all students on the Neumont website, set forth the policies and regulations under which the institution operates. It is the responsibility of the student to familiarize themselves with these policies and regulations and to comply accordingly.
Programs and Charges
The University reserves the right to modify its tuition and fees; to add to or withdraw members from its faculty and staff; to revise its academic programs; and to withdraw subjects or courses if registration falls below the required number. A specific course requirement may be changed or waived by the Chief Academic Officer upon written request and for reasonable cause. The total credits specified in each area of the degree are the minimum requirements for completion.
In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, a federal law, crime statistics and campus security policies are available through the Office of Student Affairs and on the Neumont University website.
Each student is held responsible for conforming to local, state, and federal laws and for behaving in a manner consistent with the best interest of the University and of the student body. Students should not interfere with other students’ rights, safety, health, or right to learn. Violations to conduct standards include, but are not limited to:
- Disruptive behavior
- Possession or use of firearms, explosives, or other dangerous substances
- Vandalism or threats of actual damage to property or physical harm to others
- Possession, sale, transfer, or use of illegal drugs
- Being (or appearing to be) under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs, possession or consumption (use of alcohol/drugs) on campus
- Harassing or abusive acts which invade an individual’s right to privacy, including sexual harassment or abuse against members of a particular sexual orientation, race, ethnic, religious, or cultural group
- Any activity that may be perceived as hazing, which is defined as a situation or activity which intentionally or recklessly endangers the physical or mental health or safety of an individual for the purpose of admission or initiation into anyaffiliation or organization associated with the University
- Reckless or intentional use of invasive software such as viruses and worms destructive to hardware, software, or data files
- Academic dishonesty
- Violence or the threat of violence
- Violation of any Housing or University policy
- Violation of the Acceptable Use Policy for school-issued equipment
Note: This list is not exhaustive. To view the full version of the Student Code, please refer to the Student Handbook.
The University reserves the right to suspend or dismiss any student at any time when such action is deemed to be in the best interest of the student or the student body. Dismissal may be the result of misconduct; poor academic performance – even when the student has met Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements – or in response to other compelling indications that a student may not be successful at Neumont; a student is deemed mentally or medically unfit for school enrollment; or due to other factors that warrant separating a student from school.
The University adheres to the tenet that professional attitude begins in the classroom. For that reason, students and faculty of the University will not tolerate or commit any form of academic dishonesty.
Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:
- use of any unauthorized assistance in taking quizzes, tests, or examinations;
- use of sources beyond those authorized by the instructor in writing papers, preparing reports, solving problems, or carrying out other assignments;
- the acquisition, without permission, of tests or other academic material belonging to a member of the university faculty or staff;
- engaging in any behavior specifically prohibited by a faculty member in the course syllabus or class discussion;
- unauthorized file sharing (authorized file sharing guidelines for a class are defined by the instructor); copying work or allowing work to be copied in whole or in part through any means (electronic copy, printed copy, manually-created copy, etc.);
- collaboration beyond the scope that is allowed by the instructor;
- using deceit to gain academic credit; plagiarism.
Acts of academic dishonesty are also defined as falsification of materials submitted for a grade, representation of another’s work as one’s own, or violation of test conditions as designated by the instructor. Academic dishonesty also includes: submitting false documentation for excused absence requests, or other deceit used to gain academic credit.
Note: This list is not exhaustive. To view the full version of the Student Code, please refer to the Student Handbook.
Alcohol and Substance Abuse Statement
The University does not permit or condone the use or possession of alcohol, marijuana, or any other illegal drug, narcotic, or controlled substance by students or employees while on school premises. Alcohol is only permitted in designated areas in the student housing program in compliance with state and local laws.
In accordance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (Public Law 101-226), the following policy is in effect:
Students found in violation of the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of drugs or alcohol on the University campus, or as any part of the institution’s activities, are subject to disciplinary sanctions from the University.
Students are subject to all local, state, and federal laws. Students should also be aware that the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol are dangerous to personal health and present an additional risk for pregnant women and their unborn children.
Drug and alcohol counseling referrals are available at the University to students through the Office of Student Affairs. Individuals needing treatment or rehabilitation are referred to an appropriate community resource. Neumont University does not assume the responsibility for the cost incurred for drug treatment or rehabilitation.
The University strives to provide and maintain an environment free of all forms of harassment, including sexual harassment The following guidelines are issued which legally define sexual harassment as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when:
- Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly as a term or condition of an individual’s employment,
- Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for employment or academic decisions affecting such an individual, or
- Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s academic or work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment.
The University will not tolerate sexual harassment. Behavior toward any employee or student by a member of the staff, faculty, or student body which constitutes unwelcome sexual advances, including comments of a sexual nature, or inappropriate conduct, including the display of derogatory drawings, cartoons, or posters, are dealt with quickly and vigorously and will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination or dismissal. The sexual harassment of any employee or student of Neumont University is forbidden. The Office of Student Affairs is responsible for receiving and investigating complaints of sexual harassment involving a student(s). Any employee, student, or administrator who is aware of an alleged incident of sexual harassment involving a student(s) should take immediate action by bringing the matter to the attention of the Office of Student Affairs.
Students who violate school policies, including the Student Code, Housing Rules and Regulations, instructions from a faculty member, the Acceptable Use Policy, or other school policies are subject to judicial sanctions which may include suspension or dismissal from the University. Judicial procedures are handled through the Office of Student Affairs. Details of the appeal process can be found in the Student Code, located in the Student Handbook.
Generally, complaints should be directed to the Office of Student Affairs. If Student Affairs is not able to address the student’s complaint, the student may seek additional assistance from the following:
Academic concerns: Office of Academic Operations
Operational issues or concerns: Office of the President
If a student feels that the University has not adequately addressed a complaint or concern, the student may consider contacting ACICS at 750 First Street, N.E., Suite 980, Washington, DC 20002-4241, (202) 336-6780.
Students may also contact the Utah State Commission on Post-secondary Education at the Heber Wells Building, Second Floor, 160 East 300 South, SM Box 146704, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6704, (801) 530-6601.
Students will NOT be subject to unfair actions as a result of initiating a complaint.
Neumont University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability, in the administration of its educational and admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, or other University administered programs or activities.
Neumont University complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, protects qualified applicants, students, and employees with disabilities from discrimination in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, job training, fringe benefits, classification, referral, and other aspects of employment on the basis of disability. The law also requires that covered entities provide qualified applicants, students, and employees with disabilities with reasonable accommodations that do not impose undue hardship.
Grade appeals must be submitted to the Registrar no later than the first day of the quarter following the quarter for which a grade is being appealed. Appeals received after the first day of the quarter may not be considered. The Appeals Committee will meet in a timely manner, as needed, to consider grade appeals. Please contact the Office of the Registrar for the proper grade appeal documents and procedures.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a federal law, affords students certain rights with respect to their education records, including:
- The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days of the day the University receives a request for access. A student should submit to the Registrar a written request that identifies the record(s) the student wishes to inspect.
The University official will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. If the records are not maintained by the University official to whom the request was submitted, that official shall advise the student of the correct official to whom the request should be addressed.
- The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the student believes are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA. A student who wishes to ask the University to amend a record should write the University official responsible for the record, clearly identify the part of the record the student wants changed, and specify why it should be changed. If the University decides not to amend the record as requested, the University will notify the student in writing of the decision and the student’s right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures are provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.
- The right to provide written consent before the University discloses personally identifiable information from the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. The University discloses education records without a student’s prior written consent under the FERPA exception for disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the University in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support staff position (including law enforcement unit personnel and health staff); a person or company with whom the University has contracted as its agent to provide a service instead of using University employees or officials (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent); a person serving on the Board of Trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks.
A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibilities for the University.
Upon request, the University also discloses education records without consent to officials of another school in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.
- The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the University to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is:
Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-5902
Notice for Directory Information
FERPA requires that Neumont University, with certain exceptions, obtain your written consent prior to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from your education records. However, Neumont may disclose appropriately designated "directory information" without written consent, unless you have advised the University to the contrary in accordance with Neumont procedures.
The primary purpose of directory information is to allow Neumont University to include information from your educational records in certain school publications. Examples include:
- academic and attendance recognition
- commencement programs
- promotional material on behalf of the University
Directory information, which is information that is generally not considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if released, can also be disclosed to outside organizations without a student's prior written consent.
Neumont University has designated the following student information as directory information:
- Participation in officially recognized activities
- Telephone listing
- Electronic mail address
- Degree program in which the student is enrolled
- Degrees, honors, and awards received
- Date and place of birth
- Dates of attendance
- Cohort number
- Personal websites
- Internal and Enterprise Project topics and partners
- The most recent educational agency or institution attended
More information on Neumont's FERPA policy is available on the website.