POLICIES AND
PROCEDURES

STUDENTS RESPONSIBILITIES

CODE OF CONDUCT

Students are expected to maintain the highest standard of personal, ethical, and professional conduct. Each student is expected to display behaviors that are indicative of the program they represent and are expected to carry themselves in a manner that represents the values and beliefs of MUST University. The institution reserves the right to place on probation or dismiss a student due to unprofessional or disorderly conduct that reflects negatively on MUST University, affects other students, or is a potential safety issue.

Students are expected to have their corresponding books, educational equipment, and all necessary materials ready for their daily class. All students must be punctual to class. In case of absence, the student will be responsible to obtain the covered material from a classmate or instructor, to maintain his/her daily progress. The institution will make reasonable arrangements for the recovery of hours and work missed. It is encouraged that students take advantage of this option. A medical certificate is required in case of absence due to a medical condition. The institution provides a comfortable atmosphere, free of discrimination, intimidations, hostilities or other offenses. Conduct such as sexual harassment, or any type of physical or verbal threat that interferes with educational development of the student will not be tolerated. Students must pay all financial obligations in due time. Visits from children and/or relatives and friends are not allowed on campus. The student who is caught destroying or damaging school property will be expelled and/or legally processed. The Institution does not allow sales, promotions, or any other forms of commercial activities within the premises. Students that participate in these practices may be suspended or dismissed from the institution.

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY

MUST University students are required to submit work that represents their original words or ideas. Students must make it clear the extent to which external sources were used. Words or ideas that require citation include, but are not limited to, all hard copy or electronic publications, whether copyrighted or not, and all verbal or visual communication when the content of such communication clearly originates from an identifiable source.

The University’s Director of Education may expel a student for cheating or plagiarism. Plagiarism is defined as the use, without proper acknowledgment, of the ideas, phrases, sentences, or larger units of discourse from another writer or speaker. No credit will be given for assignments or work that is not the original product of the submitting student. Students will receive credit only for their own original work. Plagiarism is grounds for dismissal from the institution.

HARASSMENT POLICY

MUST University prohibit discrimination or harassment based on race, ethnic or national origin, religion, age, sex, color, physical or mental condition, marital status, or veteran status under any program or activity under its purview. Sexual harassment includes harassment based on gender, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, and inappropriate conduct of a sexual nature. It is MUST University’s policy that all people should enjoy freedom from unlawful discrimination of any kind as well as from sexual harassment or retaliation for reporting a complaint.

ANTI-HAZING

In compliance with Florida law, MUST University defines hazing as any act whether physical, mental, emotional, or psychological, which subjects another person, voluntarily or involuntarily, to anything that may abuse, mistreat, degrade, humiliate, harass, or intimidate him or her, or which may in any fashion compromise his/her inherent dignity as a person. Hazing is inherently in conflict with the purpose and goals of MUST University. Therefore, such conduct will not be tolerated. MUST University will make every effort to guarantee that hazing will not victimize students.

STUDENT RIGHTS

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

MUST University supports equal opportunity for all individuals associated with the institution. For this reason, the university does not discriminates based on race, ethnic or national origin, sex, age, disability, religious believes, or social origins, or any other protected category and does not exclude any applicants for any of these reasons.

CONFIDENTIALITY OF STUDENT RECORDS

Official academic records are maintained by the Registrar Department of the institution. Included are admission applications and associated documentation, the records of grades and credits received in courses at this institution or accepted from other institutions; and other documents directly relating to the student’s academic progress and status. Student records are maintained permanently and in confidentiality. For this reason, student’s personal information will not be disclosed to individuals without written authorization of the student.

DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT POLICY

MUST University prohibits discrimination or harassment based on race, ethnic or national origin, religion, age, sex, color, physical or mental condition, marital status, or veteran status under any program or activity under its purview. Sexual harassment includes harassment based on gender, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, and inappropriate conduct of a sexual nature

STUDENT'S RIGHT TO KNOW-STUDENT PRIVACY RECORDS (ACT OF 1974)

MUST University have policies that ensure that students have access to records as provided under federal and state law. MUST University follows the Student Right to Know Act (PL 101-542). The following policies describe student rights in this regard. Please contact the Registration Department for further questions regarding a student’s rights to access his/her records.

FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT (FERPA)

MUST University adheres to the requirements of FERPA regarding students’ rights and privacy of information. In accordance with public law 93- 380, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, Florida Statute 5.229.782, the school allows students to access their educational records; challenge records they believe are inaccurate, incomplete, or misleading; and limit the release of such information. Records will not be released without the written consent of the student. A student will be notified whenever a court subpoenas the records in which case, written consent is not required. The parent (s) of a dependent student has the right to inspect records that are maintained by the school on behalf of the student.

TITLE IX COMPLIANCE

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects individuals from discrimination based on sexual orientation in education programs or activities. MUST University strictly observes Title IX’s requirements and favors the law’s intent and spirit. The University is committed to compliance in all areas addressed by Title IX, including, but no limited to, education for pregnant and parenting students, access to higher education, career education, learning environment, technology, as well as sexual harassment.

All MUST University students are responsible to ensure that sexual discrimination, harassment, or sexual violence does not occur. If you feel that you have experienced or witnessed sexual harassment or sexual violence, please contact the Title IX Coordinator designated below.

Furthermore, retaliation against reporting or cooperating with an investigation is prohibited and in violation of US Federal law.

Title IX Coordinator:

  • Nydia Bonilla, Director of Student Services.
  • Email: nydia.bonilla@mustedu.com.
  • 70 SW 10th Street, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441.
  • Phone Number: (561) 465-3277.
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