As members of Acupuncture and Massage College, we are responsible for sustaining the highest ethical standards of the college, and of the broader community in which we function. The College values integrity, honesty, and fairness, and strives to integrate these values into its teaching, clinic, and everyday practice. The Code of Conduct is a shared statement of our commitment to upholding the ethical, professional, and legal standards we use as the basis for our daily and long-term decisions and actions. The Code applies to all members of AMC’s community. For purposes of this Code, AMC community members are Administration, faculty, students, patients, and visiting scholars.
AMC students are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times. Enthusiasm and positive participation in class is strongly encouraged. Students are required to show respect at all times towards faculty, staff, and fellow students. The same courtesy will be returned.
Misconduct shall include but not be limited to: disrespectful, obscene, threatening, or violent behavior, coming to class under the influence of drugs or alcoholic substances, sexual misconduct, cheating, plagiarism, or knowingly furnishing false information. AMC has a strict anti-hazing policy.
Failure to comply with any of the conduct policies will result in the student being placed on Academic Warning, Academic Probation, or subject to automatic dismissal.
Purpose: This code seeks to promote high standards of behavior and academic integrity by setting forth the responsibilities of students as members of the College community. Abiding by the code fosters a climate wherein all members of the College community can exercise their rights of membership.
The College is a community of scholars in which the ideals of freedom of inquiry, freedom of thought, freedom of expression, and freedom of the individual are sustained. However, the exercise and preservation of these freedoms and rights require a respect for the rights of all in the community to enjoy them to the same extent. It is clear that in a community of learning, willful disruption of the educational process, destruction of property, and interference with the orderly process of the College as defined by the College administration or with the rights of other members of the College cannot be tolerated. Students enrolling in the College assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner compatible with the College’s function as an educational institution. To fulfill its functions of imparting and gaining knowledge, the College retains the power to maintain order within the College and to exclude those who are disruptive to the educational process.
In support of the Code of Student Conduct, any violations of the Code of Student Conduct and Academic Responsibility and/or College Policies and Procedures may result in disciplinary action and/or criminal prosecution. Violations of academic and/or supplementary standards will be handled by the Academic Dean. Violations of conduct standards, supplementary standards, College policies, and/or procedures will be handled by the Academic Dean or school official as deemed appropriate. Violations of sexual misconduct/discrimination will be handled by the Title IX coordinator/Academic Dean.
Changes to the Code of Student Conduct and Academic Responsibility will be posted on the Student Handbook. Students are required to be familiar with the rules, policies, and Code of Student Conduct and Academic Responsibility. For more detailed information on the Code of Conduct, please see the Student Manual.