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Conduct: Overview

The following expectations for conduct and behavior apply to all constituents of the university, including students, instructors, and staff. The university supports and expects its members to comply with the principles developed by the International Center for Academic Integrity, as follows:

Honesty: An academic community of integrity advances the quest for truth and knowledge by requiring intellectual and personal honesty in learning, teaching, research, and service.

Trust: An academic community of integrity fosters a climate of mutual trust, encourages the free exchange of ideas, and enables all to reach their highest potential.

Fairness: An academic community of integrity establishes clear standards, practices, and procedures and expects fairness in the interactions of students, instructors, and administrators.

Respect: An academic community of integrity recognizes the participatory nature of the learning process and honors and respects a wide range of opinions and ideas.

Responsibility: An academic community of integrity upholds personal accountability and depends upon action in the face of wrongdoing.

Walden University is committed to conducting its affairs in accordance with this code in a socially responsible and ethical manner consistent with the Walden community’s respective educational, research, scholarly, and social change missions. As such, Walden supports a code of conduct that is consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws guaranteeing nondiscrimination for all protected classifications, as well as with the university’s nondiscrimination policies. In addition, members shall not conduct themselves either inside or outside of the classroom in a manner that is unduly disruptive or unethical, or that might lower the status or damage the reputation of the university.