2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Academic Policies

Academic Honesty

Students who attend Ensign College should seek to be totally honest in all their dealings. They should complete their own work and be evaluated based upon that work. They should avoid academic dishonesty and misconduct in all its forms, including but not limited to, plagiarism, fabrication or falsification, cheating, and other academic misconduct.

Academic Standing

Honors

Students with outstanding academic records are recognized in two ways: the Dean’s List and the Honor Roll. Students who complete at least 12 credit hours per semester, and who attain a 3.7 (3.69 does not round) semester GPA or higher, qualify for the Dean’s List. Students who complete a minimum of 30 credit hours and attain a cumulative GPA of 3.7 or higher qualify for the Honor Roll.

Academic Standing

Students are required to achieve a 2.0 or higher cumulative GPA to maintain good academic standing. Students’ academic standing is determined and adjusted at the end of each semester with the following categories: Good, Warning, Probation, and Suspension.

Students will leave good academic standing anytime their cumulative GPA falls below a 2.0 at semester’s end. Students whose cumulative GPA falls below a 2.0 in three consecutive semesters will be suspended from the College and ineligible to return for a minimum of one semester.

  1. Students will be placed on Warning the first time their cumulative GPA does not meet 2.0.
  2. Students who do not meet good academic standing after having already been on Warning will be put on Probation.
  3. Students who do not meet good academic standing requirements after having already been on Probation will be put on academic suspension and suspended from the school for a minimum of one semester.

Students placed on Academic Probation will be required to follow additional guidelines, tailored to their individual case and needs, as outlined by their academic advisor. Students placed on academic suspension will also be required to meet with their academic advisor to determine an exit plan and steps to be considered for readmission.

Students who have been academically suspended may return to Ensign College after sitting out at least one semester. They will return on a probationary status and must maintain a 2.0 term GPA every semester thereafter to continue at the college. While on probation after academic suspension, students must meet with their academic advisor each semester before they can enroll in classes. They will remain on probation until their cumulative GPA exceeds 2.0. Students whose term GPA falls below a 2.0 in any given semester after academic suspension will be academically dismissed.

Students who are academically suspended or dismissed may submit an appeal to be reviewed by the Academic Standards Committee.

The Office of the Registrar will notify students the week after grades are officially posted notifying them of their current academic standing. Students may also view their academic standing in MyBC.

Financial Aid Implications

Students who are receiving federal financial aid should contact the Student Financial Aid Office to verify their financial aid eligibility.

Academic Renewal Policy

Academic renewal is a policy that provides a means by which students with poor past academic performance may, under certain limited conditions, petition to eliminate grades of D+ or lower from the calculation of their GPA. Before submitting a petition for academic renewal, students must meet the following conditions:

  • Students must have been out of attendance at Ensign College for at least two full academic years (four consecutive semesters);
  • Upon return, students must have completed at least 24 credit hours (not including Religion credit) with a GPA of at least 2.5 and with all classes at “C” grade or higher; and
  • Students must be currently enrolled.

Petitions for academic renewal are considered on a case-by-case basis, and there is no guarantee that academic renewal will be granted. Submit petitions using the Exception to Academic Policy Form.

If academic renewal is granted, all courses on the transcript with a grade of D+ or lower will no longer be calculated into the GPA. Although the courses must continue to appear on the transcript, they will not count toward required courses or credit hours needed for graduation, or toward courses in residence. A code will appear on the academic transcript next to those courses with grades of D+ and lower indicating they are not calculated into the cumulative GPA. For purposes of academic honors, however, all grades on the transcript will be calculated into the GPA. Students may take advantage of the academic renewal option only once during their academic studies at Ensign College.

Attendance and Absence from Class

Students are responsible for class attendance. No absences, whether approved by the College for participation in College-sponsored activities or necessitated by sickness or other personal emergencies, are “excused” in the sense that the student is relieved from class work assigned during the absence. To ensure continuity, students must make up missed work. In most cases, repeated absences will result in a lower grade or failure. The Institute of Religion Department has a 75% minimum attendance requirement regardless of the reason.

Bookstore

The Ensign College bookstore is located on the first floor. Visit the Ensign College bookstore for hours and further information.

Cheating

A student cheats when he or she attempts to give the appearance of a level of knowledge or skill that has not been obtained. Examples include:

  • Copying from another person’s work during an examination or while completing an assignment
  • Allowing someone to copy work that is not his or her own during an examination or while completing an assignment
  • Using unauthorized materials during an examination or while completing an assignment
  • Collaborating on an examination or assignment without authorization
  • Taking an examination or completing an assignment for another, or permitting another to take an examination or to complete an assignment that is not his or her own

Children on Campus

Children may not attend class, be present in computer labs, or be left unattended in College areas. If students bring children to the College (other than to conduct short business matters), they will be asked to leave.

Classroom Protocol

Students are expected to attend class regularly, complete assignments by due dates, come to class prepared to participate actively and constructively, and display a professional attitude. Research has proven that students adhering to these guidelines earn significantly better grades and persist to graduation.

Computer Crime

Any person who knowingly and without permission accesses or attempts to access any campus computer, computer system, computer program, or network without prior authorization is committing computer fraud.

Copyright Policy

All students are expected to make a good faith effort to respect the rights of copyright owners by the exercise of the following principles:

  • Most materials (regardless of form, format, or notice) are copyrighted. Copyrighted materials may include print publications, works of art, photographs, music, sound recordings, and video recordings. If students cannot determine that a particular work is not copyrighted, they should assume that it is.
  • Permission may be required for reproducing, distributing, modifying, displaying, and performing all copyrighted works. If permission is required and granted, follow all of grantor’s instructions. If permission is denied, do not use the materials. Permission may not be required if the use falls within certain exceptions under the law. For example:
    • Some uses may be permitted under the “fair use” doctrine (codified in 17 U.S.C. SS107) in certain circumstances and for specific purposes if the weighing of several factors favors a reasoned conclusion for fair use. To act in “good faith” an individual should consider the fair use factors to determine if the intended use is fair use. These factors include (i) the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes, (ii) the nature of the copyrighted work, (iii) the amount and substantiality of the portion taken in relation to the copyrighted material as a whole; and (iv) the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted material.
    • Educators and students may perform or display (not copy) a copyrighted work in the course of face-toface teaching at a non-profit educational institution in a classroom or other place normally devoted to instruction (codified in 17 U.S.C. SS 110).
  • Ultimate responsibility for obtaining permission(s) and/or determining exceptions rests with the individual. Students should be honest and show respect for others, especially in decisions and choices requiring subjective judgments, as is often the case in copyright decisions.

Students are reminded that unauthorized copying and distribution of copyrighted materials, including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, may incur civil and/or criminal liabilities. Activities such as uploading or downloading unauthorized copies of text, movies, games, computer software, and music (or any other material protected by copyright) may also incur serious personal consequences such as terminating all College computer privileges or affecting student’ status at the College.

Course Sharing Policy

To better serve students by providing additional general education course offerings, Ensign College will extend opportunities for students to complete BYU-Idaho online general education courses.

The relevant Ensign College faculty will review and approve the shared BYU-Idaho courses for content, outcomes, and assessments. BYU-Idaho course prefixes, numbers, and titles will be changed to reflect the Ensign College course identification and numbering system.

The courses will be listed in the Ensign College catalog and on the student transcript as Ensign College courses with a notation in the course description informing students that the courses will be offered through the BYU-Idaho online system.

Transcription of the BYU-Idaho courses will be completed at Ensign College.

The courses will be delivered to Ensign College students through the BYU-Idaho online system, utilizing their Learning Management System (LMS). The courses will be taught by BYU-Idaho faculty. Ensign College students will be required to adhere to the BYU-Idaho academic calendar, policies, course standards, and honor code.

Disruptive Behavior

Ensign College is committed to providing a wholesome academic, cultural, social and spiritual environment for students which is consistent with the spirit and values of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Students involved in behavioral misconduct, abuse of administrative processes, violation of College policy or procedures, inappropriate classroom behavior, intimidation, threats, violence, or other inappropriate actions whether on campus, or in any Ensign College program or activity may be required to leave the institution or its properties when their misconduct significantly and adversely impacts the College’s ability to perform its mission or the general environment Ensign College is striving to achieve.

Examples of disruptive behavior:

Any conduct that is detrimental to the health, safety or education of the student or of another individual. This includes attempted suicide or acting out, persistent or substantial acts of willful disobedience, or defiance toward College policy or personnel. Repeated unwanted contact; including stalking, harassing phone calls, unsolicited email, or texts. Includes behaviors directed towards faculty members as a result of grades issued. Assault, battery or any other form of physical abuse or the threat thereof, towards any student or College personnel. Verbal abuse of a student or of College personnel. Hazing or other behaviors which would degrade, endanger or compromise the dignity of any individual. Sexual harassment, sexual abuse, sexual assault or inappropriate gender-based behavior. Interference with the normal business transactions or operations of Ensign College. Obstructing the movement of others on campus or access to campus facilities.

Email as an Official Method of Communication

Official College messages to all students will be sent through Ensign College email. Students are responsible for information received through their Ensign College email account. Students are expected to regularly check their email accounts for official information. This policy is to ensure that important Ensign College communication is received in a timely and consistent manner.

Students are responsible for all information sent to them through email. The students’ email address is their (NetID@ldsbc.edu) and password.

Off Campus: go to mail.ldsbc.edu, enter your LDS Church Account credentials and click login.

Emergency Leave of Absence

In the event of unusual circumstances such as serious illness or injury, students may be granted a leave of absence from their program of study. To qualify for a leave, students must submit the Exception to Academic Policy form to request that such a leave be granted.

If the leave is for illness or injury, a doctor’s statement is required confirming the student’s inability to continue school at the present time. Students who are on financial aid must also submit copies of the appeal, the doctor’s statement, and the decision to the Exception to Academic Policy request to the Financial Aid Office for inclusion in their financial aid file. If the leave period expires without the student returning to school, s/he will be withdrawn effective the date the leave was granted. Students may obtain only one leave during a 12- month period.

Entertainment and the Media

In For the Strength of Youth it teaches us to, “choose wisely when using media, because whatever you read, listen to, or look at has an effect on you. Select only media that uplifts you. Do not attend, view, or participate in anything that is vulgar, immoral, violent, or pornographic in any way. Do not participate in anything that presents immorality or violence as acceptable. Take care that your use of media and entertainment does not dull your sensitivity to the Spirit or interfere with your personal relationships with others. Do not communicate anything over the Internet or through text that would be inappropriate to share in person. Obey the laws that govern sharing music, movies, and other copyrighted items” (pp 11-13).

Exceptions to College Academic Policy

Students wishing to appeal any Ensign College academic policy must submit the Exception to Academic Policy form found on the Ensign College website. Situations may include dropping classes or withdrawing from school after published deadlines. Petitions must be submitted within 90 calendar days from the last day of the semester for which the student is requesting exception to academic policy. The petition process is meant to accommodate students with extenuating circumstances or emergencies beyond their control that may impact their academic records. Only Ensign College academic policies can be appealed; federal guidelines and/or requirements cannot be appealed through this committee.

Fabrication and Falsification

Fabrication or falsification occurs when a student invents or distorts the origin or content of information used as authority. Examples include:

  • Citing a source that does not exist.
  • Citing information from a source that is not included in the source for which credit is given.
  • Citing a source for a secondary proposition that it does not support.
  • Citing a bibliography source when it was neither consulted nor cited in the body of the paper.
  • Intentionally distorting the meaning or applicability of data.
  • Inventing data or statistical results to support conclusions.

Firearms and Weapons Policy

Ensign College does not allow weapons on campus property, even when granted a civil permit to carry one. Weapons, defined as firearms or weapons, include any device that can expel a projectile, knives that are longer than 3 ½ inches and/or is a multi-edge blade, explosives, or other items that in their intended use are capable of inflicting serious injury or damaging property. Facsimiles of firearms or dangerous and destructive weapons are also prohibited. Any replicas of weapons on campus property are also prohibited. Weapons that are illegally purchased, illegally owned, or illegally stored or against landlord policies are prohibited. Because these items pose a clear risk to the persons and property on the Ensign College campus, violation of this policy may result in immediate suspension (separation) or ban. Suspected violations of this policy should be reported immediately to campus security (dial 2-2771 from on-campus College phones or 801-240-2771). Failure to report suspected violations may result in separation from the College.

GPA Requirements for Extracurricular Activities

Students must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA to represent the school in extracurricular activities.

Grievance Policy and Procedures

There may be an occasion when a student may feel his or her work has been evaluated unfairly or inadequately by an instructor. In this situation, the resolution is best accomplished when the student first pursues the matter formally and directly with the course instructor involved.

Students taking BYU-Idaho Online Courses

BYU-Idaho Online Handbook

Students attending courses on Campus at Ensign College

1. Instructor

The student must initiate the grievance with the instructor within 30 calendar days from the last day of the semester in which the alleged unfair or inadequate evaluation took place. If the student brings the grievance to the attention of the instructor and it is not resolved to the student’s satisfaction, or if the student feels strongly the instructor will not deal with grievance fairly, or if the instructor is no longer at the College, the student can choose to take the matter to the Program Chair. If the student does not communicate with the instructor, within 30 days, the grievance process cannot advance.  At this point, the student has lost their right to appeal any further.

2. Program Chair

The student would need to then submit in writing their grievance to the Program Chair no later than 30 calendar days from the last day of the semester in which the alleged unfairness or inadequate evaluation took place. The Program Chair will consider the grievance, review the matter with the instructor and the student, and notify the student and the instructor of the decision in writing within 30 calendar days after the original grievance was submitted. The Program Chair will also communicate the decision to the Dean of Faculty or to the Dean of General Education (if the course was a general education course). It is the student’s responsibility to show compelling evidence of the grievance. The student should be prepared to show academic work, grading rubrics, instructor comments or any other artifacts that strengthen their case.  Coming unprepared to a grievance meeting will most likely result in a delay in the process.

3. Dean & Review Committee

In the event the student is dissatisfied with the decision by the Program Chair, the student can make an appeal to the Dean. The appeal should be submitted in writing no later than 30 calendar days after the date of the Program Chair’s letter of decision. The written appeal should include documentation and details of the grievance. The instructor and the Program Chair will also be asked to submit individual written statements on the grievance submitted.

The Dean will work with a review committee that includes the Director of Curriculum and other Ensign College ad hoc members as deemed necessary to review the appeal. They will also interview the instructor and the student. The decision of the committee (its majority vote) will be made within 30 calendar days after the appeal is submitted and will be final and not subject to an appeal. The student and the instructor will be notified in writing within 10 calendar days of the committee decision.

Employment Grievance

Employees should first bring their grievance to the attention of their supervisor. If they are not satisfied or feel the supervisor would not deal with the grievance fairly, employees should contact the Human Resources Department.

Anonymous Reporting

Anonymous Reporting - If any person wants to file an anonymous report (regarding anything on campus).

Honor Code Grievance

Honor Code Grievance

Issues Relating to Sexual Misconduct / Title IX

Issues Relating to Sexual Misconduct / Title IX

Internships

All students who are declared in the Associate of Science (AS) degree will be required to complete an internship (CAR 299). AAS degrees and certificates also require an internship or practicum.

Requirements to Enroll in Internship Course

Students may enroll in their internship course when they have met ALL of the following requirements:

  1. For AS degrees, student has successfully completed a certificate related to their internship.
  2. For AAS degrees, student has completed no less than 50% of their core AAS degree courses and has program chair approval. (see program chair for details).
  3. Has a minimum 2.4 cumulative GPA in their certificate or core AAS classes through Ensign College.
  4. Has been enrolled for at least two semesters at Ensign College.

NOTE: Please check the catalog if you have certificate-only internship requirements that are not part of an AAS or AS degree and to see if your program has additional or different requirements.

Internship Standards

It is required that all Ensign College internship experiences include the following standards:

  1. Directly related to a student’s certificate or degree program.
  2. Allows the student supervised practical application of previously studied theory.
  3. Is focused on real-world projects and problems serving employers or clients who are external to the College.
  4. Ideally includes expanding a student’s professional network and relationships beyond their current on-campus relationships.
  5. Requires enrollment in an academic internship course.

NOTE: An internship is not a component of a course. An internship is an applied work experience that has some related academic assignments.

College-Wide Capabilities (CWC)

It is anticipated that an internship at Ensign College will include further development of the College-Wide Capabilities that are related to what employers are looking for in good candidates, namely:

  1. Teamwork and Leadership
  2. Communication
  3. Technical Skills
  4. Problem Solving
  5. Professionalism

Students are encouraged to utilize the resources and preparation available at Career and Internship Services to assist them with this responsibility.

In the event a student has two certificates in their AS degree, they only need to complete an internship related to one certificate to satisfy the internship requirement.

All students will be required to enroll in the internship course outlined in their program of study and complete the required assignments, including recording the hours worked each week. Once a student is enrolled in the course with the appropriate credits, they will not be permitted to change the number of credits after the add/drop deadline.

See the Academic Calendar for dates and deadlines. There are no exceptions to changing credits after the add/drop deadline, and all registration policies apply to internships.

AAS Degree Internships

AAS degree students may take a different internship class unique to their program.

AS Degree Internships

All AS degree students are required to take CAR 299 – unless their certificate specifies a different internship or practicum course.

Minimum number of hours and weeks

Most students will enroll in CAR 299 for one credit. The majority of employers will expect interns to work 20-40 hours per week for at least one semester. Although most internship providers will require more than 70 hours of work, no internship will be authorized that does not meet the minimum of 70 hours of work for the semester.

It is essential that students work the number of hours and weeks that they agree to with the internship provider – even if it exceeds the minimum number of hours required for a one-credit internship.

Internships must require at least ten hours of work per week.

Although the internship must involve at least ten hours per week for at least seven weeks, there is no requirement to enroll in more than one credit. For example, a student may find an internship for 40 hours per week for 14 weeks. This will satisfy the minimum requirement of 70 hours and the student can still sign up for 1 credit.

If a student desires to earn and pay for additional credits, they may enroll in one to three credits as follows:

  • 1 credit = working no less than 70 hours during the semester
  • 2 credits = working no less than 140 hours during the semester
  • 3 credits = working no less than 210 hours during the semester

Enrolling in two or three credit internships requires coordination with the Internship Office and the Registration Office as this is not the normal expectation. Again, there is no requirement to pay for two or three credits just because your internship will require you to work more than 70 hours.

On-campus Internships

Approval for on-campus internship experiences will be a rare exception and determined by the Internship Committee.

International Internships

For International internship opportunities please contact Career & Internship Services to make sure you have health insurance, business insurance and legal documentation in place for the specific country you will be working as an intern. Also, discuss your plans with the International Student Office prior to your internship.

International Student Work Limitations

International students working in the United States are only permitted to work a maximum of 20 hours per week, unless they are on an official vacation semester which has been approved by the International Office. International students must get approval from the International Student Office Manager before committing to any internship. See Curriculum Practical Training (CPT) policies and visit the International Student Office for eligibility requirements.

Using Existing Job for an Internship

If students already have a job that they believe relates to their certificate program, they can use this to fulfill the internship requirement provided their Program Chair approves the internship as being related to their earned certificate or degree. If this is an on-campus job the internship must be approved by the Internship Committee as well.

For more information on internships, visit the Internship page of Career and Internship Services at https://www.ldsbc.edu/internships.

Laptop Device Standards

Productive technology is an important part of the student’s education and educational experience. As students prepare to access their course(s) on a computer or other electronic device, they need to ensure it meets the standards outlined below.

Note: Academic programs may have additional requirements or standards associated with a course or specific major. Contact the specific program for additional information. Mobile devices including an iPad or iPhone, Android phones, and other tablets do not meet the minimum requirements needed for a productive educational experience at Ensign College.

Hardware

Is the student’s computer too old?

It is recommended students use a computer that’s less than 3 years old. However, if the computer is older, make sure it meets all computer standards.

How much processing power (CPU) does the student’s computer need?

It is recommended students use a 2.0 GHz dual-core processor or greater. (IT students will need a Quad Core processor)

How much memory or RAM does the student’s computer need?

It is recommended students have 4GB RAM or greater. (IT students will need 12 GB Ram minimum). Learn how to check RAM in a Windows computer: https://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000149.htm. Learn how to check RAM in a Mac: http://www.macinstruct.com/node/422.

How much available hard drive space should be on a student’s computer?

It is recommended a minimum of 20GB of free space. (IT students will need 500 GB Minimum)

What should my monitor resolution be?

It is recommended a monitor resolution of 1024x768 or greater.

Do students need speakers, headphones or a microphone?

It is recommended students have access to speakers, headphones, and a microphone.

Operating System

What operating system should students use?

Microsoft Windows

  • Windows 10 or higher (recommended)
  • Windows 8 (minimum)

Apple MacOSX

  • MacOSX 10.10 or higher (recommended)
  • MacOSX 10.8 (minimum)

Note: The College does not recommend Chromebook laptops for college use.

Internet Browser

What should the student’s internet speed be?

It is recommended students use 2Mbps or better. Test your current speed: http://www.speedtest.net/

Which internet browsers should students install on their computer?

It is recommended students have at least two of the following items installed:

Google Chrome

  • Version 44 or higher (recommended)
  • Version 40 or higher (minimum)

Mozilla Firefox

  • Version 41 or higher (recommended)
  • Version 37 (minimum)

Internet Explorer

  • Version 11 (minimum)

Microsoft Edge

  • Version 20 or higher (recommended)

Last Class Day

Students are expected to be on campus for all class sessions and should not schedule vacations or trips home prior to the conclusion of the class.

The last exam of a course must be taken as scheduled on the course syllabus. Exceptions are at the discretion of individual instructors but are strongly discouraged and only made in rare circumstances.

Other Academic Misconduct

Other academic misconduct includes dishonesty, deceitfulness, or inappropriate acts which are intentionally committed. Examples include:

  • Inappropriately providing or receiving information or academic work so as to gain unfair advantage over others
  • Planning with another to commit any act of academic dishonesty
  • Attempting to gain an unfair academic advantage for oneself or another by bribery or by any act of offering, giving, receiving, or soliciting anything of value to another for such purpose
  • Changing or altering grades or other official educational records
  • Obtaining or providing to another a test or answers to a test that has not been administered
  • Breaking and entering into a building or office for the purpose of obtaining unauthorized materials
  • Continuing to work on an examination or assignment after the allocated time has elapsed
  • Submitting the same work for more than one class without disclosure and approval
  • Getting equal credit on group assignments when equal work was not done

Plagiarism

Intentional plagiarism is the deliberate act of representing the words, ideas, or data of another as one’s own without providing proper attribution to the original author through quotation, reference, or footnote.

Inadvertent plagiarism involves the inappropriate, but non-deliberate, use of another’s words, ideas, or data without proper attribution. Although not a violation of the Honor Code, it is a form of academic misconduct for which an instructor can impose appropriate academic sanctions. Students who are in doubt as to whether they are providing proper attribution have the responsibility to consult with their instructor and obtain guidance.

  • Plagiarism may occur with respect to unpublished as well as published material. Examples include:
  • Direct Plagiarism: the verbatim copying of an original source without acknowledging the source.
  • Paraphrased Plagiarism: the paraphrasing of ideas from another without attribution, causing a reader to mistake these ideas for the writer’s own.
  • Plagiarism Mosaic: the borrowing of words, ideas, or data from an original source and blending this original material with one’s own writing, without acknowledging the source.
  • Insufficient Acknowledgment: the partial or incomplete attribution of words, ideas, or data from an original source.

Pornography

Pornography in any form is not permitted. Use of pornography is a serious sin and can lead to other sexual transgression. “Pornography in all forms is especially dangerous and addictive. Avoid pornography at all costs.” (For the Strength of Youth, p 12).

Procedures for Handling Academic Misconduct

Instructors are responsible to establish and communicate to students their expectations of behavior with respect to academic honesty and conduct in the course. The instructor will be responsible to investigate any incident of academic dishonesty or misconduct, determine the circumstances, and take appropriate action. Examples of appropriate action include but are not limited to the following:

  • Reprimanding the student verbally or in writing in a private setting
  • Administering a lower or failing grade on the affected assignment, test, or course
  • Forfeiting their eligibility to drop or withdraw from a course even if the drop or withdraw deadlines have not passed
  • Refer student to the Honor Code Office. The Honor Code Office will complete an independent investigation and take appropriate action. If the incident involves violation of a public law, e.g., breaking and entering into an office or stealing an examination, the act should be reported to College Security.

Students who know of or suspect another student of violating this policy should report their concern to their teacher or the Honor Code Office.

Both suspected and proven violations of the Academic Honesty Policy should be reported to the Honor Code Office, detailing the name, incident, and action taken. If the occurrence is sufficiently egregious, or if a pattern of dishonesty or misconduct is discovered, the Honor Code Office may take additional action, based upon the nature of the violation.

If a student disagrees with the determination or action and is unable to resolve the matter to the mutual satisfaction of the student and the instructor, he or she may have it reviewed through the College’s grievance process (See Student Academic Grievance Policy).

Right of Access

Ensign College is a private institution. Therefore, all grounds, walkways, parking areas, and buildings owned by the College are private property. The College retains the right and legal authority to limit or otherwise restrict access to the campus for any reason it may deem appropriate. As an educational institution, Ensign College affirms its right to guard or protect employees, students, and guests from interferences that would disrupt any class, program, activity, event, or permitted function. This includes stalking or other conduct that is threatening or disruptive to students, employees, or guests on campus properties.

Username and Password Protection

Students should never share their Ensign College username and password with any other person or business. Providing this information to others could potentially compromise the College’s systems as well as student personal information (e.g. social security number, finances, grades). Because providing this information to other people or businesses puts Ensign College at risk, individuals who do so could face dismissal from the College.

Waiver of Risk

Some courses at the College require travel or may involve risk. Enrollment in such courses is voluntary, and students should not take these courses unless they are prepared to assume the risk involved. By choosing to participate, students voluntary agree not to hold Ensign College or its faculty and staff liable. Ensign College also disclaims liability of any kind for injury or illness of students as a result of participation in student activities connected with the College. The College makes every reasonable effort to provide safe conditions for all courses and student activities.