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 complying with 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 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
- 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 any affiliation 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 Neumont community. Dismissal may be the result of:
- 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, such as being on track to graduate at least two quarters later than originally scheduled (due to failed courses), not receiving approval for a Capstone project after two quarters (whether due to rejected proposals or not submitting proposals), and failure of three or more courses in a quarter;
- a student is deemed unfit for school enrollment;
- or due to other factors that warrant separating a student from school.
The University’s determination about enrollment cannot be appealed.
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 their 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;
- 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 must comply with 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 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 or effectiveness of such treatment or rehabilitation.
The University strives to provide and maintain an environment free of all forms of harassment, including sexual harassment. The following guidelines 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, will be 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 becomes aware of an alleged incident of sexual harassment involving an employee should take immediate action by bringing the matter to the attention of the Office of the President.
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 adequately address the student’s complaint, the student may seek additional assistance from the following:
Academic concerns: Office of Academic Operations
Operational or financial issues or concerns: Office of the President
If a student believes 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 Division of Consumer Protection, Heber Wells Building, Second Floor, 160 East 300 South, SM Box 146705, 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.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords eligible students certain rights with respect to their education records. (An “eligible student” under FERPA is a student who is 18 years of age or older or who attends a postsecondary institution.) These rights include:
1. The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days after the day Neumont University receives a request for access. A student should submit to the registrar, dean, head of the academic department, or other appropriate official, a written request that identifies the record(s) the student wishes to inspect. The school 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 school official to whom the request was submitted, that official shall advise the student of the correct official to whom the request should be addressed.
2. The right to request the amendment any part of the student’s education records that the student believes is inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA.
A student who wishes to ask the school to amend a record should write the school 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 school decides not to amend the record as requested, the school 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 will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.
3. The right to provide written consent before the university discloses personally identifiable information (PII) from the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.
The school 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 Neumont University in an administrative, supervisory, academic, research, or support staff position (including law enforcement personnel and health staff); a person serving on the board of trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee. A school official also may include a volunteer or contractor outside of Neumont University who performs an institutional service of function for which the school would otherwise use its own employees and who is under the direct control of the school with respect to the use and maintenance of PII from education records, such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent or a student volunteering to assist 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 Neumont University.
4. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by Neumont 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
FERPA permits the disclosure of PII from students’ education records, without consent of the student, if the disclosure meets certain conditions found in §99.31 of the FERPA regulations. Except for disclosures to school officials, disclosures related to some judicial orders or lawfully issued subpoenas, disclosures of directory information, and disclosures to the student, §99.32 of FERPA regulations requires the institution to record the disclosure. Eligible students have a right to inspect and review the record of disclosures. A postsecondary institution may disclose PII from the education records without obtaining prior written consent of the student –
- To other school officials, including teachers, within Neumont University whom the school has determined to have legitimate educational interests. This includes contractors, consultants, volunteers, or other parties to whom the school has outsourced institutional services or functions, provided that the conditions listed in §99.31(a)(1)(i)(B)(1) - (a)(1)(i)(B)(2) are met. (§99.31(a)(1))
- To officials of another school where the student seeks or intends to enroll, or where the student is already enrolled if the disclosure is for purposes related to the student’s enrollment or transfer, subject to the requirements of §99.34. (§99.31(a)(2))
- To authorized representatives of the U. S. Comptroller General, the U. S. Attorney General, the U.S. Secretary of Education, or State and local educational authorities, such as a State postsecondary authority that is responsible for supervising the University’s State-supported education programs. Disclosures under this provision may be made, subject to the requirements of §99.35, in connection with an audit or evaluation of Federal- or State-supported education programs, or for the enforcement of or compliance with Federal legal requirements that relate to those programs. These entities may make further disclosures of PII to outside entities that are designated by them as their authorized representatives to conduct any audit, evaluation, or enforcement or compliance activity on their behalf. (§§99.31(a)(3) and 99.35)
- In connection with financial aid for which the student has applied or which the student has received, if the information is necessary to determine eligibility for the aid, determine the amount of the aid, determine the conditions of the aid, or enforce the terms and conditions of the aid. (§99.31(a)(4))
- To organizations conducting studies for, or on behalf of, the school, in order to: (a) develop, validate, or administer predictive tests; (b) administer student aid programs; or (c) improve instruction. (§99.31(a)(6))
- To accrediting organizations to carry out their accrediting functions. ((§99.31(a)(7))
- To parents of an eligible student if the student is a dependent for IRS tax purposes. (§99.31(a)(8))
- To comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena. (§99.31(a)(9))
- To appropriate officials in connection with a health or safety emergency, subject to §99.36. (§99.31(a)(10))
- Information the school has designated as “directory information” under §99.37. (§99.31(a)(11))
- To a victim of an alleged perpetrator of a crime of violence or a non-forcible sex offense, subject to the requirements of §99.39. The disclosure may only include the final results of the disciplinary proceeding with respect to that alleged crime or offense, regardless of the finding. (§99.31(a)(13))
- To the general public, the final results of a disciplinary proceeding, subject to the requirements of §99.39, if the school determines the student is an alleged perpetrator of a crime of violence or non-forcible sex offense and the student has committed a violation of the school’s rules or policies with respect to the allegation made against him or her. (§99.31(a)(14))
- To parents of a student regarding the student’s violation of any Federal, State, or local law, or of any rule or policy of the school, governing the use or possession of alcohol or a controlled substance if the school determines the student committed a disciplinary violation and the student is under the age of 21. (§99.31(a)(15))
Notice for Directory Information
FERPA requires that Neumont University, with certain exceptions, obtain a student's written consent prior to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from their education records. However, Neumont may disclose appropriately designated "directory information" without written consent, unless a student has 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 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.