UCLA Extension

Student Conduct Policies

studentCndt_BombShelterWalk1_UNEX_ALC1489Cooperation and respect among students and teachers are essential for a positive learning atmosphere in the classroom.

To encourage and maintain this atmosphere, ALC considers disruptive behavior unacceptable and will take action against any such behavior that occurs in class or on the school site.

Disruptive behavior

  • Conduct that prevents other students from learning or from doing required homework
  • Words or actions that prevent the teacher from meeting the needs and goals of the class
  • Words or actions intended to hurt, harass, or offend a teacher, student, or staff member
  • Includes but is not limited to:
  1. Disrespect/ lack of courtesy displayed toward another student, instructor, or staff member. Even though American teachers tend to be more informal than in some other countries, it is still important to be courteous and respectful.
  • Not completing assigned student work
  • Refusing to cooperate with teachers and other students in classwork and outside assignments
  • Not bringing required textbook and materials to class
  • Sleeping in class
  • Denying other students an equal opportunity to participate in class
  • Talking with other students about unrelated subjects during class time
  • Working on another class assignment during class activities
  • Using a cell phone in class (including talking, texting, email, or Web browsing)
  • Threatening others physically or verbally
  1. Being late to class: Repeatedly arriving late (includes returning late after breaks). Also, being 10 minutes late to class 2 times is counted as 1 hour of absence.
  2. Native language usage: Repeatedly speaking your native language during class is not allowed.
  3. Use of alcohol or drugs: NO alcohol or drugs are allowed in ALC classrooms or on school property at any time. Also, you must not arrive at school under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  4. Violence/ sexual offense: Any form of physical violence, threats, or sexual harassment may result in immediate expulsion from the program.

Academic Dishonesty is unacceptable at UCLA and UCLA Extension. Academic dishonesty may result in failing an assignment, failing a test, and/or failing a class. Repeated cheating and plagiarism may result in expulsion and loss of I-20 status.

  • Copying another student’s work during a test or quiz
  • Copying another student’s homework assignment
  • Submitting the same work (writing or speech) in more than 1 class
  • Sharing or using knowledge of an examination previously taken by another student
  • Taking photos of exams by cell phone or any other means
  • Copying from the Internet without crediting the source
  • Paraphrasing other people’s ideas, information, or writing without crediting the source
  • Submitting a writing assignment written completely or in part by someone else

Actions taken when students do not obey conduct policies

  1. Verbal warning from an instructor or staff member, specifying the behavior and the consequences
  2. Private meeting with the teacher or advisor to review the conduct policy and receive a written warning
  3. Appointment with Program Director or academic advisor with specific consequences or actions taken
  4. Expulsion: After repeat offenses, a student will be asked to leave the program and will lose I-20 status. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will be notified regarding all out-of-status conditions.