178 Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Occupational Therapy 2018–2019 functions with or without accommodation in order to progress through the program in a satisfactory manner. Failure to demonstrate those essential functions may result in a referral to the departmental Committee on Student Progress. Dress Code The Occupational Therapy Department observes the HPD policy regarding dress code whether on or off campus. In addition, occupational therapy students should wear occupational therapy polo shirts and either khaki or dark-colored trouser-, boot-, or straight-legged pants, when engaged in pre-service or service learning experiences, or during special events, either on or off campus, at the discretion of the department. Slim or tight leg pants, including leggings, and shorts of any length are not acceptable. Professional Membership Upon entry into the M.O.T. program, students are required to obtain membership with the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and sustain that membership throughout the duration of the program. Maintaining AOTA membership will ensure access to necessary professional resources required throughout the curriculum and will facilitate development of a professional identity. Professional Engagement All M.O.T. students are required to attend at least one regional, state, or national conference or meeting per year while enrolled in the program. In addition, students must participate in 16 hours of volunteer service and professional development activities per year (see Academic Advising and Professional Development above). Failure to complete these requirements will result in a referral to the CSP and may affect the student’s standing in the program. Mobile Device Use No phone/device use is permitted in the classroom (texting, calling, online access for activities unrelated to the course, etc.). Phones/devices should be turned to vibrate or off. Use of computer devices (laptop, notebook, tablets, etc.) during class time is limited to class-related tasks such as taking notes and collaborating on group assignments during a designated time. Use of computer devices or phones for non-classroom activities during class may result in referral to the CSP due to lack of professional behavior. Email Students are expected to check their NSU email daily, Monday through Friday, and respond to faculty members’ emails within 24 hours during the work week. Postprofessional Doctor of Occupational Therapy (Dr.O.T.) and Occupational Therapy Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Doctoral students should refer to the Occupational Therapy Doctoral Student Manual for guidelines and procedures pertaining to doctoral coursework, residency, capstone and dissertation, and other professional expectations.