Conduct and Complaint Policies | East Liverpool Campus Faculty Handbook | Kent State University

Conduct and Complaint Policies

  1. Faculty/Student Conduct

    The Kent State Columbiana County Campus at East Liverpool subscribes to the conduct policies set forth in the University Digest of Rules and Regulations and the University Policy Register. At a minimum, faculty should strive to achieve the following in their classrooms:

    • The treatment of all participants, faculty and students alike, with courtesy, civility, and respect;
    • The establishment of a climate wherein questions, relevant comments, imagination, and intellectual interaction are encouraged;
    • The nondiscriminatory treatment of students, regardless of their personal or social backgrounds, preferences, or characteristics;
    • The encouragement of civil conduct by the addition of a statement in the syllabus to that effect.
  2. Cheating and Plagiarism

    Responses to cheating and plagiarism are discussed in detail in the University Policy Register and the Digest of Rules and Regulations. Appropriate punishment for each offense is an individual question and should be decided according to the University Policy Register and in consultation with other authorities as necessary.

  3. Harassment

    Kent State is absolutely committed to the principles of freedom of expression. Members of the University community have the right to hold, vigorously defend and promote their opinions. The maintenance of civility is crucial to the learning community. Therefore, Kent State is also committed to maintaining an educational and employment environment free from hostility, intimidation, or harassment based on such attributes as race, color, religion, national origin, age disability, gender and/or sexual orientation, or on any other basis.

  4. Equal Opportunity

    Kent State Columbiana County Campus at East Liverpool is committed to equal opportunity for all members of the campus community. Policies associated with this commitment can be found in the University Policy Register.

  5. Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco

    Kent State Columbiana County Campus at East Liverpool , like the University as a whole, is committed to following state and local laws concerning alcohol and tobacco use on campus, to maintaining a workplace free of illegal drugs, using as a guideline the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (Public Law 101-226). Specific guidelines for both faculty and student conduct with respect to alcohol and drugs can be found in the University Policy Register and in the Digest of Rules and Regulations. We at East Liverpool recognize addiction as a serious medical problem and encourage both faculty and students to seek appropriate therapies, whether the addiction is illegal or legal.