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Code of Academic Conduct “The Honor Code”

Students are expected to conduct themselves, both within and outside the university, in a way that will reflect favorably on themselves, the Sturm College of Law, and on the University of Denver. The Sturm College of Law reserves the right to deny admission to any applicant, to discontinue registration of any student, or to withhold the degree of any student if, in the opinion of the university authorities, the student’s further association is not conducive to the best interests of the student, the Sturm College of Law, and the University of Denver.

Students should be aware that information provided to prospective employers must be correct in every detail. Providing inaccurate information constitutes an offense against the best interests of the Sturm College of Law and the University of Denver.

Law students, as prospective members of a profession demanding the most honorable and trustworthy conduct of its members, are expected to comply scrupulously with the Code of Academic Conduct (See Appendix D).

Law students must be aware of, informed about, and comply with the following policies:

  • University of Denver Code of Student Conduct
    The University of Denver also has a code of student conduct to maintain the general welfare of the university community. The Sturm College of Law, as a member of the University of Denver community, is governed by this code. For more information, visit: http://www.du.edu/studentlife/studentconduct/
  • Anti-Discrimination Policy

The University of Denver strives to create and maintain a community in which people are treated with dignity, decency and respect. The environment of the University should be characterized by mutual trust, freedom of inquiry and expression, and the absence of intimidation, oppression and exploitation. People in this community should be able to work and learn in a safe, yet stimulating, atmosphere. The accomplishment of this goal is essential to the academic mission of the University.

Therefore, the University will not tolerate unlawful discrimination, harassment, or sexual misconduct of any kind. Matters of this kind may also be prohibited by a variety of federal, state, and local laws. This policy is intended to comply with the prohibitions of all applicable anti-discrimination laws.

  • Title IX

The University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual misconduct, in its educational programs and activities. The University is committed to complying with Title IX of the Education Amendment Act of 1972 and ensuring that the University’s education programs and activities are operated in a manner consistent with applicable federal law, regulations, and provisions.

  • Equal Opportunity

It is the policy and practice of the University to provide equal opportunity in employment, educational activities, and other programs to all employees, students, and applicants. No person shall be discriminated against in any condition of employment or opportunity because of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, genetic information, or veteran status.

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