Optometry Student Handbook 2024-2025

42 Nova Southeastern University Student Handbook B.24 Identification Cards University identification cards (SharkCards) may only be used by the student whose name appears on the card. Any alteration or illegal use of university identification cards is prohibited. SharkCards that are misused are subject to confiscation by university personnel. Other Identification Cards: Possession of an identification card that bears another person’s likeness or contains false demographic information is prohibited. This includes all altered, blank, forged, stolen, borrowed, fictitious, counterfeit, or unlawfully issued driver’s license or identification cards. Identification cards meeting any of these criteria will be confiscated from students found with them in their possession and will be turned in to the Office of Student Conduct and/or the Public Safety Department (NSU Public Safety) as evidence of misuse and policy violation. B.25 Interference with University Investigations, Disciplinary Proceedings, or Records Interference with university investigations, administrative procedures, or disciplinary proceedings, or judicial proceedings such as those conducted by NSU Public Safety, the Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs, the Department of Residence Life, or any other university office authorized to conduct investigations or disciplinary proceedings is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, the use of force, threat of force, coercion, communications about proceedings in which causes disruption or compromises impartiality, actual disruption of proceedings, or promise of reward to any person or property of persons involved in university investigations or disciplinary proceedings. No person may, without authorization, examine, take possession of, alter, or destroy university investigations or destroy university records or evidence. Interference with university investigations, disciplinary proceedings, or records may result in disciplinary action. In an effort to foster and provide an environment free from bias or prejudice for the parties involved, publication (verbal or written communication) regarding any university investigatory, administrative, disciplinary, or judicial proceeding is prohibited, if the publication is deemed by the appropriate official overseeing the proceeding to compromise the impartiality and integrity of the proceeding. This does not prohibit the student from filing a grievance or complaint as provided in this handbook or through any outside governmental agency. Communication related to the proceeding will be limited to identified individuals using administrative discretion. B.26 Lake Swimming Swimming in any lake, canal, and/or body of water on the NSU campus or being in the shark fountain is strictly prohibited and any violations of this policy will be subject to disciplinary action. B.27 Littering/Projecting Objects Students may not throw, discard, place, or deposit litter or project objects from university buildings or on university grounds except in receptacles provided for such purposes.