Code of Conduct
Students are expected to act maturely and demonstrate respect for others, for themselves, and to the larger Galvanize community.
In order to foster a challenging and safe academic environment, students must:
- Maintain professional relationships with fellow classmates, colleagues, instructors, community members, etc.
- Show respect to others, themselves, and to the larger Galvanize community.
- Be able to process constructive criticism and understand that this feedback is key to their overall learning experience.
- Understand the impact of their behavior both upon the program and the entire Galvanize community.
- Be courteous and responsive in dealing with others.
- Freely accept the responsibility for and consequences of their conduct.
- Communicate professionally if there are issues regarding conduct of themselves or others.
In addition, the following are not permitted and are subject to disciplinary sanctions:
- Uncooperative or disrespectful behavior to your fellow classmates, colleagues, instructors, community members, and visitors to the Galvanize campus.
- Disruptive activity that causes the obstruction of the teaching, learning, or administration of Galvanize programs.
- Violation of any term of the Galvanize Facilities and Portal Use Agreement, including damage to, or destruction of, Galvanize property.
- Acts of falsity including, but not limited to, cheating, plagiarism, forgery, or other forms of academic dishonesty.
- Theft of any kind, including seizing, receiving, or concealing property with knowledge that is has been stolen.
- Using marijuana, tobacco, smoking on campus.
- Possession of weapons, firearms, or illegal drugs at any time on school property.
- Any other violation of published Galvanize policies, rules, regulations, or agreements, including the Galvanize Policy Against Harassment.
Any student may be temporarily suspended or permanently dismissed for violations of the Galvanize Code of Conduct.
In general, the first violation of the Code of Conduct will result in a written warning, but conduct deemed to be sufficiently disruptive or severe, such as harassment of another student, staff member, or community member, may result in immediate suspension or dismissal.
School officials, in collaboration with instructors, will review each case and make a determination regarding the student's actions and status. If the student does not improve his or her conduct after receiving a warning, the student will be permanently dismissed.
Policy Against Harassment
Galvanize welcomes qualified students and employees of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally available through Galvanize. Consistent with its obligations under the law, Galvanize prohibits unlawful discrimination on the bases of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in the administration of the programs and activities.
Galvanize also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.
Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Sexual and disruptive language and imagery is not appropriate for any campus, including Galvanize and member areas and cafes.
Students asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. We expect students to follow these rules at all campuses and class-related social events. Our members, staff, and guests are also subject to this policy against harassment.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact Galvanize faculty or staff immediately. Galvanize faculty and staff will help students contact security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe.