Academic Integrity, Ethics, and Conduct

Code of Student Conduct

The university code of student conduct and policies relating to all Gardner-Webb students can be found in the Undergraduate Student Handbook Community Standards and Policies.

Honor Code and Academic Integrity

Gardner-Webb University students are pledged to uphold honesty, integrity, and truthfulness in all realms of university life: “Students are not to lie, cheat, or steal nor tolerate those who do.” As students willingly accept the benefits of membership in the Gardner-Webb academic community, which was founded on the ideals of Christianity, they acquire obligations to observe and uphold honesty, integrity, and truthfulness. Gardner-Webb University expects its graduate students and faculty to display academic integrity. As in any community, this institution must be governed by regulations, which function best when they are fully understood, accepted, and cherished by every member of the academic community. (For the full Academic Integrity policy, see the School of Graduate Studies section of the Academic Catalog.)

Removal from Class

Students are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not distract from or disrupt the educational pursuits of others. Should an instructor determine that a student’s conduct is distracting or disruptive to the educational environment in the classroom, the instructor may request the disruptive student to leave the class immediately. Such students may not return to the classroom until they have met with the instructor and offered assurances that they can conduct themselves in an appropriate manner. The instructor reserves the right to inform the Dean of the Gayle Bolt Price School of Graduate Studies as soon as possible. If the student is dismissed from the class permanently because of disruptive behavior or other violations of the Code of Student Conduct, the student’s final grade will follow the grading period for a “W” or a “WP/WF,” depending on the date of dismissal.

In the event a student refuses to remove him/herself upon request, the instructor should contact University Police immediately, or in the case of an offsite facility, local law enforcement.