Student Conduct and Responsibility


Students at the University of Nebraska are members of an academic community in which academic integrity and responsible conduct are essential for the community to function. To ensure that students know what is expected of them, the University has adopted the Standards of Academic Integrity and Responsible Conduct (“Standards”), as described in the Student Code of Conduct. It is the responsibility of each student to understand and adhere to the Standards at all times.

Graduate students are also expected to maintain a high level of professionalism in all aspects of their training and engagement with peers, faculty, staff, and other members of the academic community. Graduate students often assume the role of researcher, scholar, teacher, mentor, supervisor, service‐provider, and member of professional societies. These roles require graduate students to act professionally at all times as representatives of the University of Nebraska.


It is the responsibility of graduate students to be familiar with the information presented in this Graduate Catalog and to observe all regulations and procedures relating to the program they are pursuing. In no case will a regulation be waived or an exception granted because a student pleads ignorance of, or contends that they were not informed of, the regulations or procedures.

Responsibility for following all policies and meeting all requirements for graduate programs rests with the student. A student progressing toward degree completion should be familiar with all milestone dates and deadlines described in Steps to Degree Completion.

Graduate students may abide by the requirements of the Graduate Catalog in force at the time they are admitted to, and begins course work in, a degree program; or they may, with the consent of their adviser, graduate under a subsequent Catalog provided the student complies with all requirements of the later Catalog.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln expressly reserves the right, whenever considered necessary or desirable, to: 1) add or delete courses from its offerings and to change times or locations; 2) change academic calendars; 3) cancel any course for insufficient registrations; 4) modify, consolidate, or delete any program; 5) revise or change rules, charges, fees, schedules, courses, requirements for degrees and any other regulation affecting students including, but not limited to, evaluation standards.