College of Optometry (CO) 2023–2024 102 Behavioral and Social Attributes Candidates and students must possess the emotional health required for full use of their intellectual abilities; the exercise of good judgment; the ability to take responsibility for their own actions with respect to policies, protocols, and process, with faculty and staff members, students, patients, patient surrogates, and administration during the student’s educational program; the prompt completion of all responsibilities attendant to the diagnosis, care, and treatment of patients; and the development of mature, sensitive, and effective relationships with the patients. Candidates and students must be able to physically tolerate taxing workloads, to adapt to changing environments, to display flexibility, and to learn to function in the face of uncertainties inherent in the clinical problems of many patients. Compassion, diversity, integrity, concern for others, interpersonal skills, interest, and motivation are all personal qualities that will be assessed during the admissions and education process. Discrimination See the NSU Student Handbook, Statement on Student Rights section for the NSU Nondiscrimination Statement. Additionally, see the NSU Student Handbook, Additional Grievance Procedures Available section for the Nonacademic Grievance Procedure as well as the Grievance Procedure for Discrimination Based on Disability. Harassment See the NSU Student Handbook, Statement on Student Rights Section for the NSU Nondiscrimination Statement. Additionally, see the NSU Student Handbook, Specific Conduct Violations, Additional Grievance Procedures Available and University Title IX/Sexual Misconduct Policy sections for the Harassment policy, Nonacademic Grievance Procedure, and Sexual Harassment policies. Health Care Privacy (HIPAA) Statement See NSU Student Handbook, Statement on Student Rights section for Health Care Privacy (HIPAA) Statement. Disability Students seeking disability accommodations should contact the NSU Office of Student Disability Services. Contact information for the Office of Student Disability Services, as well as policies and procedures relating to disability accommodations, are available on the Office of Student Disability Services website, located at nova.edu/disabilityservices. See the NSU Student Handbook, Statement on Student Rights section for Nondiscrimination Statement, as well as the Additional Grievance Procedures Available section for the Grievance Procedure for Discrimination based on Disability. Grievance Procedures for Nonacademic Disputes Students with nonacademic complaints should refer to the Nonacademic Grievance Procedure contained in the NSU Student Handbook under the Additional Grievance Policies Available section.