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Code of Conduct

Required Behavior: The Student

In addition to the requirements for academic work set forth in the Code of Academic Conduct, you are required to:

  • attend the University during scheduled class hours;
  • attend classes regularly and punctually;
  • complete assignments on time;
  • meet all requirements for course completion and program completion; and
  • understand and make every effort to maintain good academic standing.

Prohibited Behavior: The Student

You are prohibited from:

  • engaging in criminal behavior as defined by the laws of the country;
  • using or selling illegal substances or materials;
  • gaining access to or downloading data from inappropriate sites on the internet, including chat rooms or other social media sites;
  • downloading pornographic material from the internet; viewing or sharing pornographic material on campus;
  • disobeying or ignoring a direct order from Zayed University faculty or staff;
  • refusing to provide security guards with personal identification and appropriate documentation when requested;
  • using another person’s name or ID number to gain entry to or receive permission to leave campus;
  • leaving campus during scheduled class hours without prior and express authorization from the appropriate authority;
  • attempting to leave during scheduled class hours without prior and express authorization from the appropriate authority;
  • lying, holding back information, or otherwise deliberately deceiving a University instructor or staff member;
  • falsifying documents, or using falsified documents for any purpose connected with Zayed University;
  • engaging in disruptive behavior in or out of class;
  • behaving discourteously or inconsiderately to other students, faculty, staff, or visitors to campus;
  • engaging in intimidating, harassing or threatening behavior;
  • engaging in inappropriate physical contact with another student;
  • smoking on campus;
  • bringing animals without prior permission from the Office of Student Life or Academic Dean;
  • using a mobile phone in a prohibited area, except with the prior written authorization of an instructor for use in a class project or exercise;
  • using a camera on campus except with the prior written authorization of an instructor for use in a class project or exercise;
  • using a camera on campus in an unauthorized location or photographing students without their express prior permission;
  • borrowing or taking someone else’s property without prior and express permission;
  • misusing campus email;
  • giving money or gifts of substantial value to a Zayed University
  • employee or receiving substantial gifts from the same; and
  • engaging in any behavior that damages the reputation of Zayed University, whether on campus or at a University-sponsored event off campus.

Prohibited Behavior: Student Group or Student

Both student groups and individual students are prohibited from:

  • inviting outside speakers in the name of the University without prior written permission;
  • issuing public statements in the name of the University without prior written permission;
  • organizing and conducting public meetings or activities on campus or at University events without prior written permission;
  • using University facilities without prior written permission;
  • distributing leaflets or journals, posting notices, or collecting signatures on the premises of the University without prior written permission;
  • holding a rally or demonstration on campus or in the University’s name without prior written permission;
  • holding an off-campus event without prior written permission;
  • performing a dance on campus except at a University sponsored program, in a designated area and with prior written permission; and
  • playing music in public that interferes with others’ privacy or is in poor taste.

Misuse of Internet

You are provided with Internet privileges to assist you with your education. Abuse of the privilege will have immediate and severe consequences. You are responsible for all material found on your computer or other electronic device(s), whether you put it there or someone else did. Any student caught with pornographic images or film clips on their laptop, computer or other electronic device(s), is eligible for suspension or dismissal, with loss of grades in all current courses. This may happen whether it is the first time the student is caught or not and whether they downloaded the material themselves or it is established that someone else did.