CHCS Student Handbook 2018-2019

10 Nova Southeastern University Student Handbook Statement on Student Responsibilities Nova Southeastern University’s mission is to foster academic excellence and intellectual inquiry, as well as to provide service to our community and beyond. Committed to excellence and proud of the diversity of our university family, we strive to develop our students in a lifelong learning environment. Students at Nova Southeastern University enjoy the right to exercise freedom of conduct that is consistent with the mission and values of the university. Protection of academic and social freedom is both an individual and community responsibility. Standards of behavior have been established by the university and are intended to ensure that the exercise of individual rights does not deny rights to other individuals or the community. Admission to Nova Southeastern University is a privilege, and the values, principles, rules and regulations of the university are accepted by each student upon his or her voluntary registration. Central to the educational experience is the trust that all students will learn in, and benefit from, an academic environment that is rigorous. All Nova Southeastern University students are responsible for upholding the Code of Student Conduct and Academic Responsibility and promoting the Core Values of the university. While it is not possible to address all eventualities, it is important that responsibilities of Nova Southeastern University students be embraced by the community and observed in the spirit of the university’s mission. Specific standards of behavior are outlined in the Code of Conduct. General responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Personal responsibility • responsibility to cultivate personal growth and development through academic, civic, and social engagement • responsibility to pursue educational opportunities to the best of one’s ability • responsibility for academic progression and career planning • responsibility to participate in intellectual discourse/attainment or advancement of knowledge • responsibility to explore personal growth and development • responsibility to partner and/or cooperate with faculty and staff in the promotion of a positive living and learning environment