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Graduate Degree Programs

REGULATIONS AND CONDUCT STANDARDS FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED IN THE GRADUATE SCHOOL

It is the responsibility of students to be cognizant of the rules, regulations, and procedures of the University. This information is contained in the graduate school policies at http://gradschool.psu.edu/current-students/student/

MOTOR VEHICLE REGULATIONS

For information, see guru.psu.edu/policies/BS04.html

BICYCLE REGULATIONS

For information, see guru.psu.edu/policies/SY16.html

STANDARDS OF CONDUCT

By virtue of their maturity and experience, graduate students are expected to have learned the meaning and value of personal honesty and professional integrity before entering the Graduate School. Every student is expected to exhibit and promote the highest ethical and moral standards. A violation of such standards is regarded as a serious offense, raising grave doubt that the student is worthy of continued membership in the Graduate School community. The University Code of Conduct is found in Appendix I in this Bulletin. Violation of the Code may result in suspension or dismissal from the academic program and/or from the Graduate School. For additional information, please go to http://studentaffairs.psu.edu/conduct/

Research Integrity--Graduate students are expected to adhere to the highest standards of research integrity in the conduct of their research and other educational activities. They are subject to University policy AD-47, “General Standards of Professional Ethics,” and RA-10 “Handling Inquiries/Investigations into Questions of Ethics in Research and in Other Scholarly Activities,” which apply to all University personnel engaged in research activities. This policy may be accessed electronically through the University's General University Reference Utility (GURU). For information on Research Integrity, please go to guru.psu.edu/policies/RA10.html. For more information on general standards of professional ethics, please go to guru.psu.edu/policies/AD47.html.

RESOLUTION OF PROBLEMS

For information regarding procedures for resolving or appealing problems in the classroom and outside, see Appendix II in this bulletin.

OWNERSHIP OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

For information, see https://www.research.psu.edu/otm and guru.psu.edu/policies/RA11.html

RESEARCH PROTECTIONS

To ensure compliance with applicable federal and state laws, certain University activities require review and approval by appointed institutional review committees. Projects involving any of the following concerns must be reviewed and approved through the Office of Technology Management (OTM) before the project is initiated.

For information, see https://www.research.psu.edu/otm

Conflict of Interest--See guru.psu.edu/policies/RA20.html

For policy statements on these issues, see guru.psu.edu/policies/RA14.html and guru.psu.edu/policies/RA15.html. See also policies on safety issues at guru.psu.edu/policies/SY24.html

NOTE: The College of Medicine at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is a unique Penn State campus in that it maintains a separate IRB, IACUC, UBC, and UIC. Students conducting projects at Hershey should contact their local committees for approval of research.

 

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