Student Conduct

Colorado Technical University fosters an academic community that is committed to the educational and personal growth of each and every student.  A student whose conduct is regarded as being in conflict with the best interests of the University or in violation of its policies is subject to disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal.  CTU reserves the right to prohibit a student’s future enrollment, or to limit a student’s enrollment to a specific campus or Online program.  Dismissal from CTU may be warranted 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 engaging in fraudulent financial activities. 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 Policies Section of this catalog).

Student organizations, including their members and officers, may be held collectively and/or individually responsible for violations of the Student Conduct Policy and/or other University policies. 

Prospective students and University visitors and guests are also expected to comply with the Student Conduct Policy and all University policies and are subject to corrective action for violations of these policies.  Prospective students may be prohibited from enrolling at CTU or limited to enrollment at a specific campus or Online program.  

All reported violations of this Policy will be investigated as necessary. Interim measures may be imposed during the investigation to ensure the safety and well-being of the University community, including students, staff, and faculty.  The University reserves the right to suspend any member of the University community or to take any other interim measures the University deems appropriate pending the outcome of the investigation.  Such interim measures can include, but are not limited to, removing an individual from campus or campus-related events, issuing a “no contact” order and/or modifying course schedules.

All students, prospective students, and University visitors and guests are expected to respect the rights of others and are held responsible for complying with all federal, state and local laws, and for conducting themselves in a manner consistent with the best interests of the University.  Conduct that is not consistent with the best interests of the University includes, but is not limited to, 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. Possession, use, or distribution of any drug made illegal as a matter of federal, state, or local law or alcohol on campus or during any student activities regardless of the location;
  10. The possession, use, or being under the influence of alcohol or drugs made illegal as a matter of federal, state, or local law, or the misuse or being impaired by prescribed drugs, while on duty in any healthcare facility, school, institution or other work location as a representative of the nursing program is prohibited.
  11. 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;
  12. Rioting or aiding, abetting, encouraging, or participating in a riot or inciting a riot;
  13. 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;
  14. Aiding, abetting, or inciting others in committing any act of misconduct set forth in any of these behavior patterns;
  15. Conviction of a crime of a nature which adversely affects or is detrimental to the University community and/or the pursuit of its educational objectives or creates a risk to the safety and security of the University community.  Upon filing of charges in criminal court involving such a crime, the student may be temporarily suspended or withdrawn pending disposition of the charges in criminal court;
  16. 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.)
  17. Lack of academic achievement and/or suspension;
  18. Unauthorized solicitation of students, faculty or staff on campus or online for any product or service;
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.