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The Board of Regents authorizes the president, chancellors, vice chancellors, and deans of student affairs to take necessary action for the maintenance of order, normal operations of the University, and to protect individual freedom by involving policies outlined in the statement on campus disorders adopted by the Board of Regents.

Students or staff whose conduct interferes with the holding of classes, the carrying forward of University business, organized and scheduled University events, or the discharge of responsibility by any University officer, employee, or student will be subject to laws covering such behavior and disciplinary action. The president, chancellors, vice chancellors, and deans will be expected to initiate disciplinary action.1

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Taken from University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry Operations Manual.

Campus Security

To maintain clean and usable facilities for students and staff, it is necessary to regulate the use of such facilities. Students are expected to observe closing hour regulations for all campus buildings. 

Prospective students may request information concerning campus crime statistics by contacting the COD Office of the Associate Dean or by logging on to www.unl.edu/unlpd/upd.html or http://ope.ed.gov/security.

Student Rights and Responsibilities

The Bylaws of the Board of Regents protect the rights of each member of the University community. Each individual has the right to be treated with respect and dignity and each has the right to learn. With these rights comes the responsibility of each individual to maintain an atmosphere in which others may exercise their human rights and their right to learn. Chapter V of the Bylaws fully delineates the rights and responsibilities of students.

General Procedures for Appeals of Academic Evaluations

In accordance with Section 5.3 of the Bylaws of the Board of Regents, the University of Nebraska Medical Center has established a grade appeal procedure which students should follow if they feel their academic progress has been evaluated unfairly. A summary of this procedure may be found in the UNMC Student Handbook and the College of Dentistry Operations Manual.

General Procedures for Student Discipline

In accordance with Section 5.4 of the Bylaws of the Board of Regents and to ensure the protection of student’s rights, the University of Nebraska Medical Center has established general procedures which must be followed if any disciplinary action is proposed against students. Students will be informed in writing by the Dean’s Office of the specific charges, the supporting evidence, and the proposed disciplinary action. The Dean’s Office will also inform students of their right to appeal. The UNMC Procedural Rules Relating to Student Discipline may be found in the UNMC Student Handbook and the College of Dentistry Policies and Procedures Manual.

Library Regulations

Specific regulations regarding the use of library facilities and other library information are available from the College of Dentistry. Students are expected to be aware of and observe these regulations and to pay penalties incurred.

Parking

All students are required to comply with the UNL Parking and Traffic Rules and Regulations. Copies are available at the University Parking Services, 1941 Y Street. There is an annual parking permit fee. It is a violation of the Code of Student Discipline for a student to park in the patient parking lot. Violations will be considered for disciplinary action.

General Regulations Affecting Students

The following were taken from University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry Operations Manual.

Honesty

  1. Students are expected to be honest in all aspects of their course work.
  2. Students are expected to respect property rights of individuals, of groups, of the University, and of the community.
  3. Students are expected to respect the integrity of official documents and credentials and refrain from any falsification of forms or signatures.

Morality

It is not the intention of the University to determine moral codes for individuals, but students are expected to determine and live by moral principles appropriate to the society in which they live. There are standards of decency and decorum which responsible citizens expect from a community of scholars and professionals. In the interest of education such matters are of concern to the University community.

Drugs

The illegal use of drugs (including alcohol, barbiturates, cocaine, hallucinogens, marijuana, etc.) or contributing to such use by others is in strict violation of the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry rules and of state and federal laws. The UNMC Student Handbook contains a full statement of the Student Substances Abuse or Dependency policy.