Code of Conduct

Bryan University is committed to maintaining high standards for student conduct. Students will be held accountable for, or should report, the following violations occurring online, on campus, or at practicum facilities:

  • All forms of dishonesty, including cheating, plagiarism, forgery, or misuse of University documents.
  • Theft, deliberate destruction, or damage of University property or property owned by employees and students.
  • Inappropriate or profane behavior that disrupts teaching, research, administration, disciplinary proceedings, or other University activities.
  • Consumption, possession, manufacturing, or distribution of alcoholic beverages or controlled substances.
  • Failure to comply with the instructions of University officials acting within the scope of their employment responsibilities.
  • Violence or threats of violence toward persons or property of students, faculty, staff, or the University.
  • Improper use of email and Internet access for purposes unrelated to the educational mission of the University, such as, University email to solicit private business.
  • Inappropriate use of cell phones or other electronic devices, all of which must be turned off while in the classroom.
  • Physical abuse, verbal abuse, bullying, intimidation, harassment, coercion, stalking, or any conduct that threatens or endangers the physical or psychological safety of another person.

A student involved in any of the violations listed above will be sanctioned accordingly. Possible sanctions range from receiving a written letter of reprimand to immediate dismissal from the University. When determining what sanction to impose, factors such as prior disciplinary actions, the nature of the offense, the severity of harm, or other factors deemed appropriate will be considered. Written reprimands will include a plan of action including future sanctions if the student repeats the initial violation or if a new violation occurs under a different area of the Code of Conduct.

Any member of the University community may file charges against a student for violations of the Code of Conduct. The charge shall be in writing and directed first to the Program Director who may conduct an impartial investigation to determine if the charge has merit and if it can be resolved by mutual consent of the parties involved. If the issue persists or cannot be resolved at the Program Director level, the charge will be escalated to the Executive Director of Undergraduate Studies, who will determine and enforce the appropriate sanction.

A student may appeal disciplinary sanctions to the University in writing by submitting to All appeals need to include the basis for which an appeal should be granted and must confirm that the student has taken the prerequisite steps listed above. All student appeals must be initiated within 5 days after the student receives notice of the disciplinary action. The University shall respond to the appeal within 10 business days. The decision of the review board is final.