The NAU Safe Working and Learning Environment Policy seeks to prohibit
discrimination and promote the safety of all individuals within the
university. The goal of this policy is to prevent the occurrence of
discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, age, national origin,
religion, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status and to
prevent sexual harassment, sexual assault, or retaliation by anyone at
this university. You may obtain a copy of this policy from the college
dean's office. If you have concerns about this policy, it is important
that you contact the departmental chair, dean's office, the Office of
Student Life (523-5181), the academic ombudsperson (523-9368), or NAU's
Office of Affirmative Action (523-3312).

If you have a learning and/or physical disability, you are encouraged to
make arrangements for class assignments/exams so your academic
performance will not suffer because of the disability or handicap. If
you have questions about special provisions for students with
disabilities, contact the Counseling and Testing Center (523-2261). It
is your responsibility to register with the Counseling and Testing
Center. Application for services should be made at least eight weeks
before the start of the semester. If the Counseling and Testing Center
verifies your eligibility for special services, you should consult with
your instructor during the first week in the semester so appropriate
arrangements can be made. Concerns related to noncompliance with
appropriate provisions should be directed to the Disability Support
Services coordinator in the Counseling and Testing Center.


Any study involving observation of or interaction with human subjects
that originates at NAU, including a course project, report, or research
paper, must be reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board
for the protection of human subjects in research and research related
activities. The IRB meets once each month. Proposals must be submitted
for review at least fifteen working days before the monthly meeting. You
should consult with your course instructor early in the course to
ascertain if your project needs to be reviewed by the IRB and/or to
secure information or appropriate forms and procedures for the IRB
review. Your instructor and department chair or college dean must sign
the application for approval by the IRB. The IRB categorizes projects
into three levels depending on the nature of the project: exempt from
further review, expedited review, or full board review. If the IRB
certifies that a project is exempt from further review, you need not
resubmit the project for continuing IRB review as long as there are no
modifications in the exempted procedures. A copy of the IRB Policy and
Procedures Manual is available in each department's administrative
office and each college dean's office. If you have questions, contact
Carey Conover, Office of Grant and Contract Services, at 523-4889.


The university takes an extremely serious view of violations of academic
integrity. As members of the academic community, NAU administration,
faculty, staff, and students are dedicated to promoting an atmosphere of
honesty and are committed to maintaining the academic integrity
essential to the educational process. Inherent in this commitment is the
belief that academic dishonesty in all forms violates the basic
principles of integrity and impedes learning. It is the responsibility
of individual faculty members to identify instances of academic
dishonesty and recommend penalties to the department chair or college
dean in keeping with the severity of the violation. Penalties may range
from verbal chastisement to a failing grade in the course. The complete
policy on academic integrity is in Appendix F of the NAU Student
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