Student Handbook: Code of Conduct - Campus / Classroom Civility Statement

Northwestern State University

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Northwestern State University students, faculty, and staff are expected to create an environment that promotes academic excellence, personal dignity, mutual respect, and individual responsibility in both face-to-face and electronic educational settings regardless of the content of the ideas and opinions being shared. Our diverse backgrounds as individuals combined with ideas and concepts being taught and discussed require that we demonstrate respect for ideas and opinions that may differ from our own. It is part of the educational process to think critically about our own reactions, beliefs, and opinions, and examine why we hold them. Students who use inappropriate language, are verbally abusive, display defiance or disrespect to others, or behave aggressively toward others...during the class period may be asked to leave the class and may be subjected to disciplinary action.