In pursuit of its mission to develop educated and engaged citizens to enrich the global community, the University of New Hampshire aspires for its students to demonstrate high standards of academic integrity, social responsibility, and mutually respectful educational discourse.
Individuals who have reliable information regarding students and organizations who may not be meeting these standards are encouraged to complete and submit the appropriate incident report. Some reports may be submitted anonymously; however anonymous reports significantly limit the University in its ability to respond and at times prevent us from taking any action when details are vague or unclear.
STUDENTS RESIDING OFF CAMPUS
As a large, public university, UNH is part of the local Durham community and business life of its neighborhood. The maintenance of friendly and considerate relations between the University, area residents and businesses, is in keeping with the University’s broader responsibility to contribute to the general good of society. Therefore, UNH expects its students to demonstrate responsible citizenship. Incidents of students engaging in disruptive behavior, including violations of law, reported to Community Standards will be subject to disciplinary review and when appropriate, referred to the conduct process for resolution.
STANDARDS OF CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR
The primary responsibility for managing the classroom environment rests with the faculty member. Students who engage in any prohibited acts that result in disruption of a class may be directed by the faculty member to leave the class for the remainder of the class period. Faculty members who encounter disruptive classroom behavior are encouraged to contact Community Standards for guidance. Repeated or severe conduct may also be actionable under the Code of Conduct.
Below are the various options available to report an incident or concern:
Use this reporting form if you or another student has been harmed by, witness to, or has knowledge of a concerning event affecting our campus community and/or violates our Student Code of Conduct. Incidents that occur on or off-campus are subject to disciplinary review, even when law enforcement has intervened. Reports are sent directly to Community Standards.
Discrimination, Discriminatory Harassment & Sexual and Interpersonal Violence
This incident report form is to be used for the reporting of all incidents of (1) discrimination and discriminatory harassment, (2) bias and/or hate crime, (3) retaliation, (4) sexual harassment and/or violence. Reports are sent directly to the Civil Rights and Equity Office.
Student Concern Referral
Use this reporting form to submit information about a student who is experiencing emotional distress, displaying odd or unusual behaviors, exhibiting at-risk behaviors (e.g., decline in academic performance, deterioration of physical and/or emotional state, substance abuse, adjustment issues) or have expressed home, food or financial insecurity. Reports are sent directly to the Dean of Students.
UNH recognizes the importance and value of activities that acculturate students into student organizations and clubs. New member education and bonding activities should have a purpose and should support the dignity and development of the individual, be consistent with the organization's values and mission, and uphold the Student Code of Conduct. Activities that do not meet this standard, including hazing behaviors, may be reported and are subject to review. Reports involving recognized Greek organizations are sent directly to Fraternity and Sorority Life and reports involving recognized clubs and organizations are sent directly to Student Activities; each office will consult with Community Standards on a case-by-case basis.
To file a organization misconduct report: Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The members of its academic community both require and expect one another to conduct themselves with integrity. This means that each member will adhere to the principles and rules of the University and pursue academic work in a straightforward and truthful manner, free from deception or fraud. UNH's Academic Honesty can be found in the Student Rights, Rules, and Responsibilities. Any student suspected of academic misconduct is subject to review by the instructor where penalties can reach a failing grade in the course or disciplinary review through the conduct process where the range of outcomes may include suspension or dismissal. Faculty implementing a formal academic penalty (failing the assignment, failing the course, or any other grade penalty) should complete the Academic Honesty Violation Report form which will be shared with Community Standards, the Dean of Students Office, the associate dean of student's college, and the reporting instructor's department chair.