Student Conduct

Colorado Technical University fosters an academic community that is committed to the educational and personal growth of each and every student and therefore, enrollment in CTU obligates students to conduct themselves as responsible members of the University community. Behavior that discredits the individual or the University, as generally determined by University rules and regulations, may result in disciplinary action. CTU reserves the right to dismiss any student whose conduct is regarded as being in conflict with the best interests of the University or in violation of its rules and regulations.

Additionally, all students are expected to respect the rights of others and are held responsible for conforming to the laws of the national, state and local governments, and for conducting themselves in a manner consistent with the best interests of the University and of the student body. CTU reserves the right to dismiss a student for any of the following reasons: failure to maintain satisfactory academic progress, failure to pay school fees and/or tuition by applicable deadlines, posing a danger to the health or welfare of students or other members of the CTU community, or failure to comply with the policies and procedures of CTU.

Any unpaid balance for tuition, fees and supplies becomes due and payable immediately upon a student’s dismissal from the school. The institution will also determine if any Title IV funds need to be returned (see Financial Information Section of this catalog).

Examples of behavior patterns that are not in harmony with the educational goals of the University include the following:

  1. Academic or administrative dishonesty, such as cheating, plagiarizing, or knowingly furnishing false information to the University;
  2. Forgery, alteration, misuse, or mutilation of University documents, records, identifications, educational material, and/or University property;
  3. Obstruction or disruption of teaching, research, administration, disciplinary procedures, or any other authorized activities on University premises;
  4. Physical or verbal abuse of any University official as well as conduct which threatens or endangers the health or safety of any such person;
  5. Theft of or damage to property of the University or using, or attempting to use, University property in a manner inconsistent with its designed purpose;
  6. Unauthorized entry to, use of, or occupation of University facilities and resources;
  7. Intentional and unauthorized interference with right of access to University facilities, freedom of movement or speech of any person on campus;
  8. Disorderly, lewd, unwelcome sexual advances, unwanted requests for favors of a sexual nature, physical or verbal conduct of a sexual nature, and indecent or obscene conduct or expression;
  9. Unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol on campus or during any student activities;
  10. Violation of a federal, state, or local ordinance including, but not limited to, those covering alcoholic beverages, narcotics, dangerous drugs, gambling, weapons, sex offenses, or arson;
  11. Rioting or aiding, abetting, encouraging, or participating in a riot or inciting a riot;
  12. Failure to comply with the verbal or written directions of any University officials acting in the performance of their duties and in the scope of their employment;
  13. Aiding, abetting, or inciting others in committing any act of misconduct set forth in any of these behavior patterns;
  14. Conviction of a crime which is of a serious nature. Upon filing of charges in criminal court involving an offense that is of a serious nature and when it is administratively determined that the continued presence of the student would constitute a threat or danger to the University community, such student may be temporarily suspended pending disposition of the charges in criminal court;
  15. Proven plagiarism or falsification of authenticity is a serious matter of significant ethical and legal concern; (Students are informed that if it is ever proven that there was significant misrepresentation or misattribution of material presented, any degrees or credit awarded by the University based on the material will be revoked.)
  16. Lack of academic achievement and/or suspension;
  17. Unauthorized solicitation of students, faculty or staff on campus or online for any product or service;
  18. Other behavior or actions that might constitute a threat to the University Community (i.e., weapons possession, alcohol or drug abuse, etc.) as determined by appropriate university authorities.
  19. Breach of information security policies (including but not limited to using another’s password or sharing his/her password) at an internship/externship will cause the student to fail the internship/externship and may be dismissed from their program.
  20. All information (including but not limited to patient or other proprietary information) gained from clinical sites or other internship sites is deemed to be confidential. Sharing of this information in any form (repeating to another individual, posting on social media sites, etc.) is a breach of confidentiality and unprofessional conduct and will result in immediate dismissal from the University.