University Student Handbook

Standards of Conduct

Northwestern Health Sciences University expects students to act responsibly at all times, to practice personal and academic integrity, and to respect others, including their opinions and property.

Students of Northwestern Health Sciences University are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with all the responsibilities, confidence and trust inherent in the health care of patients and clients. Therefore, students are expected to conform to the legal and ethical standards of their professional and academic community.


The University has the right and responsibility to determine the appropriateness of student behavior. Issues of conduct will be reviewed and investigated by the Dean of Students and Alumni Services, or their designee, and may be referred to and reviewed by the Behavioral Standards Committee. The University is committed to cooperating with Federal, State and local authorities to enforce existing laws and regulations.