Professional Behavior
At Cabarrus College, we groom you for your intended healthcare profession. You will be expected to present yourself in accordance with the guidelines established for your intended profession and to project a professional image through your actions as well as your appearance. College guidelines for appropriate behaviors are reflective of our core values and are articulated in the Student Code of Conduct, College Creed, and Dress Code.


Student Code of Conduct
Students enrolled at Cabarrus College are expected to:
- Engage in safe and professional behaviors on campus, online, and at clinical and fieldwork sites. (Professional behaviors include, but are not limited to: treating others with respect, wearing appropriate attire, wearing identification badge as required, maintaining patient confidentiality, avoiding the use of obscene, offensive, or threatening language, and refraining from behaviors that are destructive, threatening, or violent.)
- Regularly attend classes, labs, clinicals, and fieldwork experiences
- Be honest and report acts of dishonesty, fraud, or theft
- Maintain academic and copyright integrity
- Maintain a drug-free, alcohol-free, and tobacco-free environment
- Report physical, emotional, or behavioral limitations or illnesses that could limit clinical performance
- Meet financial obligations to the college
- Notify the college of any existing or new criminal charges, convictions, or sanctions
- Comply with college, program, clinical, and fieldwork site policies

Students who fail to adhere to the college's values or to abide by the Student Code of Conduct may be subject to disciplinary action. Failure to report a criminal charge, conviction, or sanction in writing to the Provost within the specified time frames could be grounds for immediate termination of participation in clinical activity. Additional information on student conduct, criminal charges and convictions, grievances, and the appeal process can be found in the College Catalog. Download the Appeal Checklist Form.


Academic Integrity
When you enter the halls of Cabarrus College, you quickly discover that faculty, staff, and students demonstrate caring attitudes, teamwork, commitment, and integrity in all that they do. As members of the College community, students are expected to maintain the highest ethical and academic standards, to respect the privacy and confidentiality of others, and to be honest and objective at all times. Students are expected to do their own work and give appropriate credit to the work of others. Cheating, plagiarism, falsification of records, unauthorized copying, and any other dishonest act will result in disciplinary action up to and including dismissal from the College.


Social Media Guidelines
Before posting online, consider if what you say conveys pride in being a member of Cabarrus College.
- Think before you post.
- Realize your posts are public. Even with privacy settings, your photographs and information may be accessible by others for years to come.
- Respect the rights of others. Use the same discretion as in face-to-face interactions, phone, or email communications-avoid hiding behind anonymity, be polite, and keep comments appropriate. Refrain from posting anything profane, libelous, hateful, harassing, slanderous, or obscene.
- Protect confidential information, including information about patients, students, employees, and friends.
- Posting during class, clinicals, or work hours should occur only if part of the course assignment or work duties.
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