Summer at Hopkins Rules and Regulations

Rules and regulations provide the basis for a reasonably ordered campus life. The mere observance of rules, without the cooperation and personal appropriation of the values that they protect falls short of what Johns Hopkins hopes for everyone who is part of the campus community. Please see the Rules and Regulations enrollment form for specific information.

Code of Conduct and Academic Integrity

Students enrolled with Summer at Hopkins must comply with the university’s undergraduate academic regulations and rules governing student life and academic integrity.

Cheating is wrong. Cheating hurts our community by undermining academic integrity, creating mistrust, and fostering unfair competition. The university may punish cheaters with failure on an assignment, failure in a course, permanent transcript notation, suspension, and/or expulsion. Offenses may be reported to medical, law, or other professional or graduate schools when a cheater applies.

Violations can include cheating on exams, plagiarism, reuse of assignments without permission, improper use of the Internet and electronic devices, unauthorized collaboration, alteration of graded assignments, forgery and falsification, lying, facilitating academic dishonesty, and unfair competition. Ignorance of these rules is not an excuse.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), is a federal law that establishes certain rights and protections for students concerning the privacy of student education records maintained by a postsecondary institution. Under FERPA, a student’s written authorization is required before JHU may disclose personally identifiable information from that student’s education records, except to the extent that a FERPA exception permitting disclosure without authorization applies.

Please Note: FERPA permits JHU to disclose “directory information” to third parties, unless the student has opted out. Some examples of directory information are: name, email, phone number, home address, and parents’ names.

Further information on FERPA is available via the Office of the Registrar. FERPA permits a student to opt-out by requesting that JHU not release Directory Information about that student to third parties. Students may restrict the release of their directory information by utilizing the Directory Information (FERPA) screen available in SIS Student Self-Service.

JHU Office of Institutional Equity

Students have access to resources and services offered by the Office of Institutional Equity and are covered by the following JHU Equal Opportunity Policies:

  • General Anti-Harassment Policy
  • Policy Against Sexual Harassment
  • Sexual Violence, Sexual Assault, Relationship Violence, and Stalking Policy

These policies and the processes for filing a complaint may be found on this JHU website.

Sexual Assault Response and Prevention Services

The Sexual Assault Helpline, 410-516-7333, is a confidential service of the Johns Hopkins University Counseling Center. Trained professional counselors are available to offer support, provide resources, or answer questions for undergraduate students 24/7. Click here to find out more about JHU’s sexual assault response and prevention resources.

JHU Title IX Coordinators

Any student, faculty, staff member, or applicant for admission or education who has concerns about sex discrimination or sexual misconduct is encouraged to seek the assistance of a Title IX coordinator. For more information, visit JHU’s Office of Institutional Equity website.

Summer Term Online Proctor Policies

Exams in your summer online course may be conducted online or in hand-written form. Your instructor may require that exams be proctored. He or she will provide details about exam expectations, but it is your responsibility to find a qualified individual to serve as your proctor. To be successful in your course, you must follow your instructor’s directions carefully.

Your instructor will distribute a Proctor Certification Form at the beginning of the course, and you must provide verification of qualified individuals to serve as a proctor for each exam.

These persons are acceptable as proctors:

  • A professional test-taking center at a college or university. A non-comprehensive list can be found on the NCTA website
  • College instructors, staff, administrators, libraries
  • Public library staff
  • High school staff, such as teachers, principals, headmasters, or administrators

The persons are unacceptable as proctors:

  • Family & friends
  • Co-Workers (including supervisors, managers, etc.)
  • Athletic coaches
  • Pastor, Rabbi, or spiritual guide

Online Proctoring

While in-person proctoring is preferred, in cases where you are unable to secure a qualified individual to serve as your exam proctor, your instructor may permit the use of online proctoring service, such as Use of an online proctor service will be at your expense.

Hand-Written Exams

Instructors may require exams to be hand-written (not taken online). In such cases, your proctor will be asked to send a digital (scanned) copy of the exam to the instructor within 24 hours of the exam’s completion. At the instructor’s discretion, he or she may be asked to send the original in a self-addressed, stamped envelope that you provide.

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