Optometry Student Handbook 2024-2025

Nova Southeastern University Student Handbook 39 B.14 Facilitating Academic Dishonesty Intentionally or knowingly helping or attempting to help another to violate any provision of this code is prohibited. B.15 Failure to Disclose Criminal Offenses NSU students are required to disclose information about their criminal history and/or new or pending criminal charges. The duty to disclose begins at the time of submission of an admissions application and continues throughout the entirety of the student’s enrollment at NSU, including during temporary periods of inactivity in registration. Students have a continuing duty to disclose • arrests for any criminal offense in any city, state, or country, other than minor traffic offenses • convictions of any criminal offense in any city, state, or country, other than minor traffic offenses • any pending criminal charges filed against them • any time they have entered a plea of guilty or nolo contendere (no contest) to a criminal offense; had adjudication of guilt withheld for a criminal offense; participated in a first-offender or pretrial diversion program, or its equivalent; or committed any offense where the records have been sealed or expunged, including criminal offenses committed as a juvenile • driving under the influence is not a minor traffic offense for purposes of this policy, and must be disclosed • if they are currently incarcerated or will be incarcerated upon or during enrollment at NSU Any such information must be disclosed in writing within 10 days of its occurrence to the dean of students, unless the student is applying to, or enrolled in, a college within the NSU Health Professions Division, in which case the disclosure must be made to the dean of the student’s college. Failing to disclose or timely disclose, omitting, or providing false information relating to any of the above may result in rescission of admissions offers or disciplinary action against a student, up to, and including, dismissal from NSU. A student’s criminal history may have a significant impact on the student’s ability to participate in the educational programs of NSU and its affiliates. As such, even if properly disclosed, NSU reserves the right to request additional information concerning any of the above from the student, and to take further action pursuant to the NSU Code of Student Conduct and Academic Responsibility, up to, and including, potential dismissal from NSU. B.16 False Information (Including Fabrication, Fraud, and Falsification of Records) Any act or statement (written or oral) containing false, incomplete, or misleading information intended to deceive or misrepresent any agency of the university or any person or business is prohibited. Providing false or misleading information to the university or a university official, or to a local, state, or national agency or official is a violation of the Code of Student Conduct and Academic Responsibility, subjecting a student to disciplinary action, up to, and including, expulsion or rescission.