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Ivey Student Code of Professional Conduct

Every Ivey student is expected to comply with the Code of Professional Conduct. The objective of this code is to promote the development of responsible business leaders by adhering to the highest standards of academic integrity, conduct and trust within the Ivey Business School.

Members of the Ivey Business School community are expected:

  1. To represent themselves honestly in all communications, including applications, resumes, interviews, research proposals and other correspondence.

  2. To respect the views of others during class discussions.

  3. To use computing resources appropriately and not store or transmit any offensive material on or through an Ivey computing resource.

  4. To foster a positive learning environment for all individuals irrespective of their gender, race, etc., as outlined in the Ontario Human Rights Code and Western’s Non-Discrimination / Harassment policy.

  5. To conduct themselves honestly and fairly in executing their assignments, avoiding any actions which might be construed as having potential for gaining unfair advantage. Such actions include, but may not be limited to: observing the work of others during an examination; bringing unauthorized materials into the classroom or examination room; having unauthorized communications or discussions with other students during an examination; misrepresenting the originality of one’s work; submitting work done for one course as work for another, unless agreed to in advance by the course instructor.

  6. To respect the integrity and confidentiality of materials, data and the real and intellectual property of others gathered during class projects or research studies, making sure that any such materials or property are not used for commercial or personal gain without prior permission of the owners. This standard includes, but is not limited to: divulging confidential information obtained from a company; using contacts made in a company to further one’s own interests at the expense of the company; removing or destroying corporate records, files or documents; using for commercial gain any material provided by Ivey for educational purposes; removing or destroying any information, materials or property belonging to any other individual or the Ivey Business School.

  7. To respect and adhere to all policies of the university relating to student conduct.

Students are reminded that they are responsible for observing the standard of conduct set out in this Code when using any means of electronic communication to send or post messages or material, including the use of social media sites which include, but are not limited to the following: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, etc.

Ivey may investigate alleged breaches of this Code and may remove a student’s eligibility to receive the Gold Medal and any Ivey honors designations, or to participate in the Ivey Ring Tradition Ceremony. In addition, alleged breaches may be dealt with under another appropriate University policy1 such as the Scholastic Discipline Policy or the Code of Student Conduct and sanctions may be imposed in accordance with those policies. Such sanctions may range from a warning or reprimand to suspension or expulsion.

1 Such university policies include the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies: http://grad.uwo.ca/calendar.htm, the Code of Behavior for Use of Computer Resources and Corporate Data: www.uwo.ca/univsec/mapp/section1/mapp113.pdf, the Non-Discrimination/Harassment Policy: www.uwo.ca/univsec/mapp/section1/mapp135.pdf, the Scholastic Discipline Policy: http://www.uwo.ca/univsec/pdf/academic_policies/appeals/scholastic_discipline_undergrad.pdf and the Western Code of Student Conduct: http://www.uwo.ca/univsec/pdf/academic_policies/appeals/code_of_conduct.pdf.