Rules and regulations for student conduct
STUDENTS’ RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
University policies, rules, and procedures setting forth student rights and responsibilities are published in the catalog and the Student Handbook. It is the student’s responsibility to review these publications. Copies of the most recent versions of these publications are available on the New England Tech Student Home Page http://students.neit.edu/.
It is expected that each member of the university community will responsibly participate in a cooperative learning experience. To ensure the success of this experience, the university requires a community which encourages mutual respect. Students who have concerns of any kind are urged to consult immediately with an appropriate member of the university community. Students who are unclear as to who may best resolve their concerns should consult the Office of Student Support Services. This office will refer the student to the appropriate department and will assist the student as necessary.
Students who have conflicts involving staff, other students, academic matters or any other aspect of their university experience should follow the procedures outlined in the Student Handbook entitled “Student Conflict Resolution Procedure.”
Any student who feels he/she was unfairly disciplined or dismissed may petition in writing as published in the Student Conduct Policy and Disciplinary Procedures as described below.
Student Conduct Policy and Disciplinary Procedures
It is a major objective at NEIT to protect and preserve the quality of the educational environment for everyone. This objective entails two basic expectations:
a. That the NEIT community expects high standards of courtesy, integrity, and responsibility from all of its members.
b. That each student is responsible for his/her conduct, and that continuation as a student is conditional upon compliance with the requirements expressed or implied in this policy. University officials are charged with the welfare of all students. It is in this regard that NEIT reserves the right to take necessary and appropriate action to protect the safety and well-being of the campus community.
Disregard on the part of the student for the university’s rules, regulations or policies, or exhibition of behavior by a student, on- or off-campus, that in the sole judgment
of university officials demonstrates a serious lack of respect for other members of the campus community or that could be considered a potential safety threat to the campus community, may require the immediate application of sanctions or disciplinary action up to and including dismissal.
It is neither possible nor necessary to specify every instance of misconduct that could result in sanctions, disciplinary action or dismissal from the university. Grounds for sanctions, disciplinary action or dismissal include but are not limited to: the use, possession or sale of intoxicating beverages on campus; the use, possession or sale of illegal drugs on campus; gambling on campus; insubordination; nonpayment of financial obligations; the unauthorized use of school equipment including computers and computer systems; academic dishonesty; plagiarism; violation of copyright laws; assault; harassment; disruptive, disorderly or indecent behavior; serious criminal offenses; or failure to exhibit the highest quality of behavior, good citizenship and respect for the campus community, both on- and off-campus.
Disciplinary action is based upon the nature and severity of the matter and on general principles of fair treatment. Disciplinary actions will take into account the effect of the conduct on the victim and/or college community, the student’s disciplinary history, and/or whether disciplinary actions such as warnings or probation are likely to change the student’s conduct. While every attempt will be made to fairly and consistently administer its disciplinary procedures, NEIT will also seek to be responsive to the facts and circumstances of each individual case. Some disciplinary actions may be more punitive than others due to the seriousness of the offense.
Sanctions or dismissal of the student under this policy does not terminate the student’s or guarantor’s obligation to meet his or her financial obligations to NEIT.
*This is intended to be a summary of NEIT’s Student Conduct Policy and Disciplinary Procedures. The entire policy is published in the Student Handbook and includes
a listing of NEIT personnel with authority for imposing disciplinary action and the process for student appeals.