The purposes of this policy are to state goals and procedures to attain student body diversity at the University of Colorado at Boulder and to comply with legal rules governing consideration of race and ethnicity in achieving these goals.
Students and faculty each have responsibility for maintaining an appropriate learning environment. Students who fail to adhere to behavioral standards may be subject to discipline. Faculty have the professional responsibility to treat students with understanding, dignity and respect, to guide classroom discussion and to set reasonable limits on the manner in which students express opinions.
Last updated March 2013
The University of Colorado at Boulder has a legal and moral obligation to accommodate all students who must be absent from classes or miss scheduled exams in order to observe religious holidays; we must be careful not to inhibit or penalize these students for exercising their rights to religious observance.
System and Boulder Campus policies exist for the approval and creation of new Centers, Bureaus and Laboratories. See www.cu.edu/policies/aps/academic/1008.html and www.colorado.edu/vcr/establishment-institutes-centers-laboratories-and-bureaus. These policies state that these units may be authorized by the Chancellor for an initial term of up to five years, and that renewals may be requested for up to seven years.
An Honor Code establishes a fundamental social contract within which the University community agrees to live. This contract relies on the conviction that the personal and academic integrity of each individual member strengthens and improves the quality of life for the entire community. The Honor Code is vital to the Building Community Campaign, which is striving to develop a welcoming and supportive climate in which all people are respected and free to express differing ideals and opinions. A sense of mutual trust is critical to achieving such a community.