Kaplan Students Code of Conduct
Kaplan’s student disciplinary policy is reflected in a set of Student Code of Conduct. This code of conduct was approved by the Kaplan Academic Board, which aims to guide the conduct of students in both the academic and non-academic aspects of their student life. It is, however, only meant to provide an overview, and should not be treated as an exhaustive list. Students are expected to uphold both the spirit and the letter of the Code at all times.
The Student Code of Conduct is modelled on the core values of Kaplan:
We place being ethical above all else because doing things right is the only path to long-term growth. Our ethics and integrity must be irreproachable.
Observe the laws of the foreign country and the respective academic partner if you participate in education trips.
- Protect the academic standards and reputation of Kaplan. Similarly, respect your reputation and academic integrity. Be honest and transparent in your conduct and behavior at all times. This extends beyond your personal conduct in details like being honest on your class attendance to communal conduct which can include reporting incidents of suspected cheating or dishonesty of any form, encompassing academic misbehavior like plagiarism to inappropriate behaviour like gambling and fighting.
- Observe the laws of the foreign country and the respective academic partner if you participate in education trips
- A small gift to a lecturer or staff to show appreciation and thoughtfulness. Gifts should not be extravagant or given with the intention of exchanging for any information related to yourself or lecturers, staff or students.
We always strive to learn more and to use that knowledge for the benefit of our students, colleagues, employees and community.
- Be open and free to express your views and opinions on campus. While doing so, bear in mind the need to act within acceptable standards of behavior and the laws of the country.
- Maintain harmony among the multi-ethnic and multi-religious community on campus. Be respectful towards the customs and beliefs of others.
- Respect intellectual property rights and use IT resources and the campus Wi-Fi network responsibly. Reference can be made to our Academic Misconduct policy in the Student Handbook.
- Dress well as a show of respect for others. Skimpy, revealing, clothes printed with vulgar or offensive words or pictures, singlets and slippers should be avoided.
We provide a supportive environment for our students, employees and community. Everything we do is designed to support our students’ success.
- Respect the rights of all on campus and create a positive learning and social environment for all.
- Treat others with dignity and respect regardless of their age, gender, race, religion and nationality. Students should not engage in hate speech or conduct that violates another’s dignity or create an environment that is hostile, degrading or offensive for another person. This includes unwanted sexual advances, offensive body language, speech or gestures and any other forms of harassment.
- Treat Kaplan staff and lecturers with respect and decorum at all times as they are doing their best to create a conducive learning environment for all. Observe classroom etiquette and be considerate with the use of electronic gadgets and consumption of food/drinks on campus.
- Respect the health and safety of others. This includes:
- Not being a threat of any kind to another person
- Not possessing any weapon or object that can cause harm to others
- Not using or supplying prohibited substances
- No smoking, consumption of alcohol or vaping on campus
- You are not allowed to bring any companion to attend class with you, or to ask anyone to attend class on your behalf. Any such person will be asked to leave the classroom immediately and appropriate action will be taken against you.
- Be identifiable with your face uncovered, have your Kaplan student card or personal identification documents with you at all times.
- The same standards that apply for face-to-face behavior applies for online behavior. Irresponsible use of digital and social media on or off campus may have a significant detrimental effect on the interest, welfare or reputation of Kaplan or other members on campus. Be mindful that what you post online can be copied freely and can continue to exist even when the original item is removed. Be respectful and responsible before posting anything online.
We continually look for new and better ways to create opportunities for our students, employees and communities. This is fundamental to our mission: We build futures one success story at a time.
- Respect the rights of all on campus so that all will receive an opportunity for their success stories.
- Work together with the staff and students on campus to take good care of the learning infrastructure in place. This includes not vandalising, littering or anything that will cause damage to any property. Observe proper access and conduct with the physical and online learning infrastructure available on campus.
- Make maximum use of the learning facilities and platforms on campus. Keep yourself updated and participate in learning activities and events organised.
- Participate in the various student activities organised for a holistic learning experience.
We succeed when our students succeed. We gauge our success by how well our students meet their measurable goals.
- Attend all scheduled classes to maximise learning.
- Complete all homework and assignments and ask questions when unsure.
- Complete all student formalities including financial matters, access to course materials, submission of documents on a timely basis so that you can focus on learning when your lessons begin.
- Attempt all tests, assessments and examinations and learn from your mistakes. Seek your lecturers for further understanding and clarification where necessary.
Policies referred to within the Student Code of Conduct:
- Academic Misconduct Policy in the Student Handbook
A set of student disciplinary procedures is established to provide a fair and effective mechanism for the investigation and resolution of a student’s alleged violations of the Kaplan Student Code of Conduct.
Programme termination due to expulsion may take place in the procedures. Expulsion of a student is a very serious step and should be taken only in severe cases of violation of the Student Code of Conduct. Expulsion should be a proportionate response after the case is thoroughly investigated and it has to be approved by the Provost of Kaplan.
Reasons for programme termination due to expulsion would include:
- Violation of the Kaplan Student Code of Conduct
- Breaking of government regulations
- Expulsion by university partner
- Academic misconduct (Reference with Academic Misconduct Policy)
- Other reasons arising from Kaplan’s student policies