Student Conduct and Responsibilities

Student Conduct and Responsibilities

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Policy

ECPI Safety Report and our ECPI University Catalog provide our Possession and Use of Alcohol and/or Illegal Drugs Policies.

Copyright Infringement Policy and Sanctions

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Attendance Policy

ECPI University believes students should follow a policy of regular attendance and punctuality to receive the maximum benefit from their education and to develop the work habits and personal qualities highly-valued by employers. Therefore, students are expected to attend all regularly scheduled class meetings. The student should attempt to notify the faculty member assigned to the course, by telephone or email, in advance of any anticipated absence. Faculty and staff may likewise contact the student via telephone, email, or social media if the student is absent. On the first day of class for each course, the faculty member will make available the course syllabus which includes the specific attendance policy and opportunities, if any, to make up missed assignments for that course. Please see Late Assignments and Make up Tests and Re-tests section of this Catalog or the School of Health Science program handbook for specific program policies.

On the first day of class for each course, the faculty member will make available the course syllabus which includes the specific attendance policy and opportunities, if any, to make up missed assignments for that course. Please see Late Assignments Make up Tests section of this Catalog or the School of Health Science program handbook for specific program policies.

Faculty members may request an Academic Review Board for a student whose absences from class interfere with the student's ability to meet course objectives. Action may result in the student being removed from the course, probation, or suspension. If a pattern of excessive absences is identified, an Academic Review Board review may be conducted.

Late Arrivals and Early Departures – Students are encouraged to contact the faculty member for the course, by telephone or email, if the student anticipates being late for class. Being tardy is defined as student arrival after class attendance has been taken. Leaving prior to class dismissal is considered early departure. Students are not allowed to disrupt academic processes and, at the faculty member’s discretion, admission to a class may be denied to tardy students until the next class break. Late arrivals and early departures may affect a student's record of attendance.

Online Classes – Students taking online courses at ECPI University are expected to participate every week of the course. Attendance in online courses occur from Monday 12:00 am EST to Sunday at 11:59 pm EST. A student who does not earn attendance by Sunday of Week 1 (11:59PM EST), will be unregistered from his/her course(s) for non-attendance. A variety of learning activities and assessments are required for successful completion of an online course. Activities may be graded or ungraded. Only graded items are counted toward attendance. Activities which are graded may include posting to a graded discussion forum, submitting an assignment, quiz or exam. Students should expect to academically participate in a course at least two times a week. Please note that certain course activities may be required but are not graded. For example, an ungraded Introduction discussion is required for certain courses but does not qualify for attendance because it is an ungraded activity. Earning attendance does not constitute earning a passing grade.

In addition, students must meet ECPI’s minimum attendance requirements. A student who has not attended a course for 14 consecutive calendar days will be withdrawn from the course. A student who has not attended all courses for which s/he is enrolled for 14 consecutive calendar days will be administratively withdrawn from the University.

Hybrid Courses – . Students taking hybrid courses are expected to attend class at a campus location at least one day per week, as outlined by the course schedule. Additional course attendance is earned by completing graded assignments online. These may include posting to a graded discussion forum or submitting an assignment, quiz, or exam. Please note that certain course activities may be required but are not graded; therefore, they do not qualify for earned attendance.

In addition, students must meet ECPI’s minimum attendance requirements. A student who has not attended a course for 14 consecutive calendar days will be withdrawn from the course. A student who has not attended all courses for which s/he is enrolled for 14 consecutive calendar days will be administratively withdrawn from the University.

Clinical Requirements and Immunization Policy

ECPI University has established the following Clinical Requirements for programs within the School of Health Science:

  • AHA CPR Card
  • Drug Screen, per state requirements
  • Physical exam, proof of immunizations, current TB
  • Permission to conduct a criminal background check

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The following items must be submitted to the Academic Program Director or designee by the end of the orientation course.

  • Signed permission to conduct a criminal background check
  • 5-Panel Urine Drug Screen
  • American Heart Association CPR Card for Health Professionals (maintained as current throughout program)
  • Physical Examination, Proof of Immunizations and current TB
  • Copy of current, unencumbered RN license in the state of residence (may be a multi-state license that includes Virginia)