Optometry Student Handbook 2024-2025

College of Optometry (CO) 2024–2025 126 7. W hen examinations for students are given early or late, a student shall not intentionally offer, give, or receive information contained in the examination which would provide unfair advantage or was not authorized by the instructor. 8. A student shall not falsify or alter any university or college documents including, but not limited to, a patient’s medical record. 9. A student shall not misrepresent the student’s optometric knowledge, status, or training level to patients. 10. A student shall not practice optometry without a license or examine a patient without direct supervision and prior approval from an optometrist. 11. A student shall not intentionally or recklessly misuse, damage, or remove without authorization the property of another individual, organization, the college, or the university. 12. A student is prohibited from unauthorized entrance to, or presence in/on college facilities (e.g., for the purposes of gaining academic advantage). 13. A student shall not violate any applicable university policies, regulations or guidelines, or relevant federal, state, or local laws. 14. A student shall not participate in any activity that tends to compromise academic integrity or subverts the educational process. 15. A student shall not knowingly make a false allegation of a CO Rules of Conduct violation against another student. 16. A student shall not retaliate against those who make an allegation of a CO Rules of Conduct infraction or those that participate in the allegation process outlined in the Honor Court process or the NSU Code of Student Conduct and Academic Responsibility. Article IV. Honor Court Administration Section 1. Composition of the Honor Council 1. The CO Rules of Conduct shall be administered by the Honor Council. 2. The Honor Council will be a standing committee appointed annually by the dean. 3. T he Honor Council shall consist of seven members: the student-elected vice president or designee from each class and three faculty members appointed by the dean annually. 4. The Honor Council chair will be the associate dean for Academic Affairs. 5. T he associate dean shall also serve as coordinator of the Honor Council. The coordinator shall serve as a nonvoting secretary of the Honor Council. The coordinator can bring matters to the Honor Council and conduct hearings and administrative business.