Neumont Policies

Familiarity with Neumont 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 Changes

The institution 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 Director of Academics upon written request and for reasonable cause.

Campus Security

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--documented in the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report--are available through the Office of Student Affairs and on the Neumont website.  The policy statements address the school’s policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security, such as how Neumont will respond to emergency situations and sexual violence. Additionally, the report includes detailed information about fire safety on campus and in the Tower (on-campus housing). Three years’ worth of statistics are included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on campus, in Neumont-controlled apartments, or on public property immediately adjacent to the campus.

Copyright Policy

All members of the Neumont community must comply with copyright laws and the institution’s Acceptable Use Policy (AUP):

  • The AUP governs use of the institution's information technology system and is available on the Information Technology FAQ site: http://faq.neumont.edu/General.
  • For information about copyright laws, go to http://www.copyright.com/Services/copyrightoncampus/.

Unlawful distribution of copyrighted material, unauthorized peer-to-peer file-sharing or downloads, and other violations of copyright laws and/or Neumont’s “Acceptable Use Policy” may result in criminal and/or civil liabilities. Compensation may be due to the owner of the material, with compensation ranging from $250-$150,000, plus attorney’s fees; higher penalties are possible under certain circumstances. Criminal penalties may include jail time of from one to five years, depending on the value of the copyrighted material.

Neumont will investigate reports of possible copyright-law violations. In response to a violation of copyright law or the Acceptable Use Policy:

  • A student may receive sanctions such as a written warning, community service, a topical research paper, participation in an educational program about copyright law, and, in response to repeated violations or a single case involving a substantial or valuable amount of material, suspension or expulsion from school.
  • An employee may receive a written sanction in their employment file, and, in response to repeated violations or a single case involving a substantial or valuable amount of material, have their employment terminated.

Student Conduct

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 institution and of the student body. Students should not interfere with others' rights, safety, health, or right to learn. Violations to conduct standards include, but are not limited to:

  • Theft
  • 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 institution.
  • 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 school 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 institution 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:

  • 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, 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 receives a failing grade in HUM106/Freshman Seminar, or its equivalent;
  • a student is deemed unfit for school enrollment;
  • or due to other factors that warrant separating a student from school.

The institution’s determination about enrollment cannot be appealed.

Academic Dishonesty

Neumont adheres to the tenet that professional attitude begins in the classroom. For that reason, students and faculty of the institution 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 faculty or staff member;
  • 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.

Services For Students With Disabilities

Neumont complies with the Americans With Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Qualifying students with a documented disability(ies) may be eligible for one or more accommodations appropriate to their situation. To inquire about, or to request, disability accommodations contact:

Corrine Padilla

Director of Student Affairs / Disability Support Services Coordinator

143 S. Main Street

Salt Lake City, UT 84111

corrine.padilla@neumont.edu

(801) 302-2857

Vaccination Policy

Neumont does not require proof of vaccination. However, all students are strongly encouraged to receive vaccinations recommended by the Utah Department of Health (http://www.health.utah.gov/) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (http://www.cdc.gov/); here are those recommendations, as described on the UDoH website:

  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) - All students born in 1957 or later who do not have documentation of immunity to measles, mumps and rubella are recommended to receive two doses of MMR.
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) - Routine vaccination of all female students through 26 years of age is recommended.
  • Meningococcal - College freshmen, particularly those that live in dormitories, are at modestly increased risk for meningococcal disease relative to other persons their age. Non-freshmen college students under 25 years of age may choose to be vaccinated to reduce their risk of meningococcal disease. Other students in 'at-risk' categories should also consider receiving a meningococcal vaccination.
  • Hepatitis B - The Hepatitis B series is recommended for all students through the age of 18 and for any adult wishing immunity. Persons 19 years of age and older in 'at-risk' categories are specifically recommended to receive the hepatitis B series.
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria, with Pertussis (Tdap) or without Pertussis (Td) - Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis immunity is recommended for all students seven years of age and older. Students through the age of 18 are at higher risk for pertussis disease and should consider receiving a Tdap vaccination when their next tetanus booster is needed. Students who have close contact with children less than 12 months of age are recommended to receive Tdap.
  • Influenza - Annual influenza vaccination is recommended for all students that live in a dormitory setting, have a chronic illness or other health risk, and those wishing to avoid influenza.
  • Varicella/Zoster - All students 13 through 59 years of age without evidence of varicella (chickenpox) immunity are recommended to be vaccinated. Students through 59 years of age should receive varicella vaccine, those 60 and older should receive zoster vaccine.
  • Hepatitis A - Hepatitis A is also recommended for 'at-risk' adult groups. Routine vaccination of students through 18 years of age with hepatitis A is also encouraged.
  • Polio - Only students traveling internationally to a polio endemic area are routinely recommended to receive vaccination.

Alcohol and Substance Abuse Statement

The institution 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. Please refer to the House and Residence Life Rules and Regulations Handbook for more details.

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 campus, or as any part of the institution’s activities, are subject to disciplinary sanctions from the school.

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 does not assume the responsibility for the cost or effectiveness of such treatment or rehabilitation.

Sexual Harassment

The institution 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 institution 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 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.

Judicial Procedures

Students who violate school policies, including the Student Code, Housing and Residence Life 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 institution. 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.

Non-Discrimination

Neumont does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability, in the administration of its educational and admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, or other school-administered programs or activities.

Neumont 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 post-secondary institution.)  These rights include:

  1. The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days after the day Neumont receives a request for access.  A student should submit a written request to the Office of the Registrar 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 of 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 institution 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 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 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 the institution.
  4. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by Neumont 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 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 school’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, the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, requires that Neumont, 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 institution to the contrary in accordance with Neumont procedures.

The primary purpose of directory information is to allow Neumont to include information from educational records in certain school publications. Examples include:

  • academic and attendance recognition
  • commencement programs
  • promotional material on behalf of the institution

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 has designated the following student information as directory information:

  • Name
  • Enrollment status
  • Grade level
  • Participation in officially recognized activities
  • Address
  • Telephone listing
  • Email address
  • Photograph
  • Degree program in which the student is enrolled
  • Degrees, honors, and awards received
  • Date of birth
  • Dates of attendance
  • Cohort number
  • 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 Neumont website.