What students need to know

The Student Code of Conduct and Academic Honesty

Academic honesty:
All University of Akron guidelines and policies on academic honesty and plagiarism must be adhered to (copies of these policies are available from the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards). The highest levels of ethical conduct are expected from students. Others may proofread or check work, but the student must originate the content of all work. It is the policy of The University of Akron that a student who is engaged in acts of plagiarism and/or cheating, may be subject to dismissal from a class and the University disciplinary procedures.

Student conduct:
The University of Akron stresses the importance of proper conduct. In order to foster an atmosphere conducive to successful educational interaction, it is the responsibility of the student to conduct herself/himself in a manner that is considered to be appropriate for a collegiate educational environment. Students are expected to be mindful of the attitudes, values, and beliefs of other students, and conduct themselves appropriately in class. Behavior that is disruptive to teaching or learning (in or out of the classroom) cannot be tolerated and students who exhibit these behaviors will be subject to disciplinary procedures as described by The University of Akron Undergraduate General Bulletin and available on the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards website.

Code of Student Conduct

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

Students with Disabilities:The University recognizes its responsibility for creating an institutional atmosphere in which students with disabilities have the opportunity to be successful. Any student who feels he/she may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Office of Accessibility at 330-972-7928 (v), 330-972-5764 (tdd) or access@uakron.edu. The office is in Simmons Hall Room 105.

After the student’s eligibility for services is determined, his/her instructors will be provided a letter with the student’s accommodations. See the statement and other resources for faculty and staff.

Add, Drop, Withdrawal and Refund policies

All students must adhere to the University’s policies on adding, dropping and withdrawing from courses.  The policies and important dates can be found at:

Please be aware that the date of a drop or withdrawal affects the amount of the refund. See the University refund policy.

Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence

The University of Akron is committed to providing an environment free of all forms of discrimination, including sexual violence and sexual harassment. This includes instances of attempted and/or completed sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, gender-based stalking, and sexual harassment. If you (or someone you know) has experienced or experiences sexual violence or sexual harassment, know that you are not alone. Help is available, regardless of when the violence or harassment occurred, and even if the person who did this is not a student, faculty or staff member.

Confidential help is available. If you wish to speak to a professional, in confidence, please contact:

Please know the majority of other University of Akron employees, including faculty members, are considered to be “responsible employees” under the law and are required to report sexual harassment and sexual violence. If you tell a responsible employee about a situation, that employee will be required to report it to the Title IX Coordinator and possibly the police. 

Additional information, resources, support and the University of Akron protocols for responding to sexual violence are available on our sexual respect site and our Title IX site.