Please use the current required syllabus statements found here:  Word Document Be sure to provide your students with the accessible electronic version.

Please note the final exam policy, which stipulates that no class session or graded work can be due on Reading Day.

More information can be found below.

Accommodation for Disabilities

All faculty assume responsibility for ensuring that their individual courses and content are accessible to all students. Please utilize principles of Universal Design when creating new courses; otherwise, make appropriate alterations to existing material to accommodate students who require assistance. You may contact our Universal Instructional Design Consultant on the Academic Technology Design Team in the Office of Information Technology for more information by calling 303-735-4357 (5-HELP).

Faculty consultations with an Access Coordinator in Disability Services serve as an opportunity to provide clarity and guidance regarding the implementation of accommodations and working with students with disabilities.  To request an appointment with an Access Coordinator, contact Disability Services at or 303-492-8671

Disabilities syllabus statement: 

If you qualify for accommodations because of a disability, please submit your accommodation letter from Disability Services to your faculty member in a timely manner so that your needs can be addressed.  Disability Services determines accommodations based on documented disabilities in the academic environment.  Information on requesting accommodations is located on the Disability Services website. Contact Disability Services at 303-492-8671 or for further assistance.  If you have a temporary medical condition or injury, see Temporary Medical Conditions under the Students tab on the Disability Services website.

Classroom Behavior

Faculty and students should be aware of the campus Classroom and Course-Related Behavior policy which describes examples of unacceptable classroom behavior and provides information on how to handle such circumstances should they arise.  Faculty are encouraged to address the issue of classroom behavior in the syllabus, and to understand their professional rights and duties.

Classroom behavior syllabus statement:

Students and faculty each have responsibility for maintaining an appropriate learning environment. Those who fail to adhere to such behavioral standards may be subject to discipline. Professional courtesy and sensitivity are especially important with respect to individuals and topics dealing with race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation or political philosophy.  For more information, see the policies on classroom behavior and the Student Code of Conduct.

Preferred Student Names and Pronouns

To support diversity, equity and inclusion, CU systems allow students to indicate theirr ethnicity, gender identity, name pronunciation, preferred name, pronouns and/or sexual orientation. You can find more information at the Office of the Registrar's website.

Preferred names and pronouns syllabus statement:

CU Boulder recognizes that students' legal information doesn't always align with how they identify. Students may update their preferred names and pronouns via the student portal; those preferred names and pronouns are listed on instructors' class rosters. In the absence of such updates, the name that appears on the class roster is the student's legal name.

Honor Code

The Boulder campus has an Academic Integrity Policy and a student Honor Code; individual faculty members are expected to familiarize themselves with its tenets and follow the approved procedures should violations be perceived.  The campus has been working diligently to make this process work better and to provide guidance on ‘gray areas’ at the Honor Code website.

Honor Code syllabus statement:

All students enrolled in a University of Colorado Boulder course are responsible for knowing and adhering to the Honor Code. Violations of the policy may include: plagiarism, cheating, fabrication, lying, bribery, threat, unauthorized access to academic materials, clicker fraud, submitting the same or similar work in more than one course without permission from all course instructors involved, and aiding academic dishonesty. All incidents of academic misconduct will be reported to the Honor Code (; 303-492-5550). Students found responsible for violating the academic integrity policy will be subject to nonacademic sanctions from the Honor Code as well as academic sanctions from the faculty member. Additional information regarding the Honor Code academic integrity policy can be found at the Honor Code Office website.

Sexual Misconduct, Discrimination, Harassment and/or Related Retaliation

Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance (OIEC) syllabus statement:

The University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) is committed to fostering a positive and welcoming learning, working, and living environment. CU Boulder will not tolerate acts of sexual misconduct, intimate partner abuse (including dating or domestic violence), stalking, or protected-class discrimination or harassment by members of our community. Individuals who believe they have been subject to misconduct or retaliatory actions for reporting a concern should contact the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance (OIEC) at 303-492-2127 or Information about the OIEC, university policies, anonymous reporting, and the campus resources can be found on the OIEC website.

Please know that faculty and instructors have a responsibility to inform OIEC when made aware of incidents of sexual misconduct, discrimination, harassment and/or related retaliation, to ensure that individuals impacted receive information about options for reporting and support resources.

Religious Holidays

It is the responsibility of every instructor to explain clearly her or his procedures about absences due to religious observances in the course syllabus so that all students are fully informed, in writing, near the beginning of each semester’s classes.  Campus policy regarding religious observances states that faculty must make reasonable accommodations for students and in so doing, be careful not to inhibit or penalize those students who are exercising their rights to religious observance. Faculty should be aware that a given religious holiday may be observed with very different levels of attentiveness by different members of the same religious group and thus may require careful consideration to the particulars of each individual case.

For more information on the religious holidays most commonly observed by CU Boulder students consult the online interfaith calendar.

Religious observances syllabus statement:

Campus policy regarding religious observances requires that faculty make every effort to deal reasonably and fairly with all students who, because of religious obligations, have conflicts with scheduled exams, assignments or required attendance.  In this class, {Faculty: insert your procedures here}.

See the campus policy regarding religious observances for full details.