University Policies for All Syllabi Spring 2020

University Policies for All Syllabi Spring 2020

• Disability Support Services Statement

Any student with a documented disability needing academic adjustments or accommodations is requested to speak with Disability Support Services DSS and the instructor, as early in the semester as possible. All discussions will remain confidential. Disability Support Services is located in 139 Daugette Hall or students can call or email at (256) 782.8380,

• Military-Connected Student Statement

The Office of Veteran Services serves all active duty, guard, reserve, veteran, and dependent students at JSU. If you have any questions about Veteran Services, please contact (265) 782-8838,, or the physical location in the basement of Daugette Hall. If you are a student currently serving in the military (Active Duty, Guard, or Reserves) with the potential of being called to military service or training during the course of the semester, you are encouraged to contact your course instructor no later than the first week of class to discuss the class attendance policy. The instructor may make accommodations for this absence or suggest that you take the course at another time.

• Title IX Statement

Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination based on sex in any educational institution that receives federal funding.  Jacksonville State University does not tolerate sex discrimination of any kind including: sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, domestic violence, stalking or other conduct that is addressed in the university’s “Title IX Gender-Based and Sexual Misconduct Policy.”  This type of conduct may interfere with or limit an individual’s ability to benefit from or participate in JSU’s educational programs or activities.  Anyone with knowledge of this type of conduct are asked to immediately report such incidents to the University Police Department at (256) 782-5050 or the Title IX Coordinator at (256) 782-5769. These incidents may also be reported to an instructor, faculty or staff member, who are required to notify the Title IX Coordinator.  If a student wishes to keep the information confidential, the student may speak with a counselor at the Counseling Services office at (256) 782-5475 or a medical provider at Student Health Services (256) 782-5310.  For more information about Title IX, please visit the JSU Title IX webpage at

• Academic Honesty Policy

In a University community, true knowledge can be gained only through honest means. All academic dishonesty is expressly prohibited. This policy is applicable for campus and distance learning activities. Students who violate this Academic Honesty Policy will be subject to disciplinary actions which could range from a zero on an assignment to failure of the course; repeated offenses can result in dismissal from the university. Violations include BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, the following:

  1. The use of unauthorized materials or the receipt of unauthorized assistance during an examination or in the completion of any other assignment, exercise, experiment, or project for academic credit. Unauthorized materials may include, but are not limited to, notes, textbooks, previous examinations, exhibits, experiments, papers, or other supplementary items. 
  2. Copying or utilizing information from a paper of another student during an examination.
  3. Rendering unauthorized assistance to another student by knowingly permitting him or her to copy an examination, project, paper, assignment, exhibit, exercise, or other material to be submitted for academic credit. 
  4. Illegally obtaining or attempting to obtain unauthorized prior knowledge of an examination or test materials. 
  5. Selling or giving to another student unauthorized copies of tests or examinations or research assignments. 
  6. The use of a commercially prepared term paper or research project or the submission of a paper, project, or experiment completed by someone other than the student submitting any of the above for academic credit. 
  7. Falsifying class attendance. 
  8. Falsifying reasons why a student did not attend a required class or take a scheduled examination. 
  9. Taking an examination in the place of another student. 
  10. Making unauthorized change in any reported grade or on an official academic report form. 
  11. Unauthorized collaboration between two students on an examination, paper, or project. 
  12. Plagiarism, which is the deliberate act of copying, writing, or presenting as one's own the information, ideas, or phrasing of another person without proper acknowledgment of their true source. 
  13. Making use of computing facilities in an academically dishonest manner.