Code of Conduct and Academic Standards

University Code of Conduct 
Students, staff, and faculty are expected to conduct themselves appropriately at all times. Student signatures on the Registration Form are considered an agreement to comply with all policies and procedures in this catalog. Actions in direct violation of the University Code of Conduct are considered just cause for immediate dismissal from courses and expulsion from the University. 

QU considers the following principles essential to its educational mission: 
- Mutual respect is given to students, University personnel, and guests of the University.
- Students shall pursue their education with honesty and integrity.
- All persons demonstrate respect for the rights of others.
- Everyone is treated with courtesy.
- Students, staff, and faculty will comply with all University rules and regulations. 

Academic Integrity
All QU students, staff, and faculty are expected to conduct themselves with honesty, integrity, and respect. Students shall be subject to disciplinary action for the following violations of Academic Integrity:
- Dishonesty, including plagiarism or knowingly furnishing false information
- Violation of exam rules, such as conspiring to cheat, using unauthorized resources, and sharing exam information.
- Forgery, misuse, or alteration of University records or documents
- Obstruction of teaching or official University events or activities
- Physical or verbal abuse or threats of abuse to any person 
- Willful exploitation of University-offered incentives, promotions, and/or discount eligibility 
- Damage to or theft of University property or property within the University community
- Violation of University policies

Discrimination and Harassment Policy
Harassment or discrimination is not tolerated, specifically based on an individual’s race, religion, national origin, ancestry, color, medical condition, physical or mental disabilities, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, citizenship, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law, or is an unlawful employment practice under Title VII of the Federal Civil Rights Act of 1964. QU staff, faculty, and students will not tolerate any form of harassment or discrimination. Such behavior is grounds for disciplinary action up to and including permanent dismissal or termination from the University.

Illegal Drugs and Controlled Substances Policy
The following information outlines the QU’s regulations to help ensure that the University is free of substance abuse.
All students, faculty, and employees of the University are required to comply with the following standards of conduct related to illegal drugs and controlled substances:
Students, faculty, and university employees: 
- may not use illegal drugs or abuse controlled substances on University premises;
- may not possess, sell, or distribute illegal drugs, or sell or distribute controlled substances on any University property or as part of any University activity;
- may not conduct business or engage in University-related or sponsored activities while impaired by illegal drugs, alcohol, controlled substances, or prescribed medication; and 
- may only serve or sell alcohol at University events with the express permission of the University Administration and in accordance with all local, state, and federal laws.

Failure to abide by this policy may result in disciplinary action up to and including suspension or expulsion from the University or termination of employment with the University.

Reporting of Code of Conduct Violations 
The University may take disciplinary actions against students who violate QU’s Code of Conduct. Such action may take the form of a reprimand, suspension, or expulsion. Acts in violation of the University Code of Conduct must be reported to the University immediately. Students who are found to have known of the violation but did not take action may also face disciplinary action by QU.

Disciplinary Action 
Students who have violated the University Code of Conduct may face disciplinary action including but not limited to course failure, suspension, and expulsion. Should faculty members believe a student may have committed an act of academic misconduct, the faculty member will first discuss the incident with the student before filing formal charges with the University Administration.