Altierus and WyoTech students have an obligation to foster an atmosphere of mutual respect and high regard for the life and property of the school. It is expected that you will share respect for the law, our campus rules and adhere to the highest ethical standards of conduct, whether you are in class, on campus, at off-campus sponsored activities or events, or within campus housing.
This Student Code of Conduct is designed to maintain a learning environment that ensures the safety and well-being of everyone on campus, encourages students in the practice of good citizenship and self-discipline, and protects the school’s property and equipment by promoting integrity, academic achievement and personal responsibility. Questions and concerns may be reported by calling 855-218-6009.
Conduct Affecting On-Campus Safety
Altierus and WyoTech will take all appropriate actions to protect the safety and security of our campus community. Every student has the right to fair and reasonable treatment. No one may be excluded on the basis of disability, race, ethnicity, national origin, creed, gender, age, sexual orientation, economic status or other protected status. A student whose conduct threatens property or the health/safety of any person may be immediately suspended. Examples of such conduct may include:
- Possessing alcohol or other intoxicants, drugs, firearms or other weapons, explosives, dangerous devices or dangerous chemicals on school premises
- Vandalism or misuse of the school’s or another’s property
- Harassment or intimidation of others, including bullying or cyberbullying
- Endangering or inflicting physical harm on yourself or others
- Any other behavior deemed inappropriate by the school
Conduct Affecting Student Learning
Disciplinary action, including suspension/dismissal, may be initiated against any student based upon reasonable suspicion of involvement to commit any of the following:
- Cheating, plagiarism, fabrication or other forms of academic dishonesty
- Falsifying or altering documents; misusing documents, funds or school property
- Disruptive actions, including:
- Use of cell phones or other electronic devices for voice or text communication in the classroom, unless permitted by the instructor
- Use of any device to make an audio, video or photographic record of any person while in class, on campus, at off-campus sponsored activities or events, or within campus housing without that person’s prior permission
- Failure to comply with school policies or directives
- Any action that interferes with the learning environment or the rights of others
While students have the right to freedom of expression, including the right to dissent, protest or articulate exception to the material and assessments offered in any course, this expression cannot interfere with the rights of others, hinder instruction or disrupt the process of the school. Students have a responsibility to express ideas in a safe and respectful manner.
Limitations on Students with Pending Disciplinary Matters
Any student with a pending disciplinary matter shall not be allowed to:
- Graduate or participate in graduation ceremonies; or
- Engage in any other school-related activities determined by the school
Additionally, if a student withdraws from school at any point during the disciplinary process, the student is not eligible for readmission or transfer to another campus prior to resolving the outstanding disciplinary issue. Disciplinary matters are addressed in accordance with written policies and procedures and follow accreditor standards and expectations.
Conduct that does not Result in Suspension or Dismissal
If the school determines that the student’s behavior may have violated this Code, but does not warrant a suspension or dismissal, the school will promptly provide the student with a written warning. Multiple written warnings may result in a suspension or dismissal.
Conduct Resulting in Suspension or Dismissal
If the school determines that a student’s behavior should result in a suspension or dismissal, the school will promptly provide the student with a written notice of:
- The conduct resulting in the suspension or dismissal;
- The specific penalty being imposed;
- The student’s right to submit a written appeal within five calendar days following the date of the school’s suspension or dismissal determination
As a student of Altierus/WyoTech, I commit to fostering the highest ethical standards of academic honesty, personal integrity and respect for myself and others. I will support an atmosphere of mutual respect and high regard for all students’ education, the school’s reputation and its property, and to uphold the law, student code of conduct and campus rules while in class, on campus and at off-campus sponsored activities or events, and within campus housing.