Fairmont State values highly the integrity of its student scholars. All students and
faculty members are urged to share in the responsibility for removing every situation
which might permit or encourage academic dishonesty. Cheating in any form, including
plagiarism, must be considered a matter of the gravest concern. Cheating is defined
- the obtaining of information during an examination;
- the unauthorized use of books, notes, or other sources of information prior to or
during an examination;
- the removal of faculty examination materials;
- the alteration of documents or records; or
- actions identifiable as occurring with the intent to defraud or use under false pretense.
Plagiarism is defined here as the submission of the ideas, words (written or oral),
or artistic productions of another, falsely represented as one's original effort or
without giving due credit. Students and faculty should examine proper citation forms
to avoid inadvertent plagiarism.
Through collaboration with institutional allies, networks, and community partners,
Accessibility Services leadership contributes to the development of equitable higher
education experiences for all students who have disabilities. These services are
available to any student, full or part-time, who has a need because of a documented
disability. It is the student’s responsibility to register for these services and
provide any necessary documentation to verify a disability or the need for accommodations.
Students must provide their professors with a copy of their academic accommodation
letter each semester in order to receive accommodations. Faculty, students, and the
Office of Accessibility Services must cooperate to ensure the most effective provision
of accommodations for each class.
If you are a person with a disability and anticipate needing any type of accommodation
in order to participate in your classes, please advise your instructors and make appropriate
arrangements with the Office of Accessibility Services.
Accessibility Services is located in the Turley Student Services Center (304) 367-4141. For additional information, please visit the Fairmont State Office of Accessibility Services webpage.
Fairmont State University values students’ opinions. Your participation in special
assessments, surveys, and course evaluations assists us in improving the services
of the institution and the effectiveness of classroom instruction. These are to be
viewed as course requirements and completed to the best of your ability and with full
Students are expected to attend regularly the class and laboratory sessions of courses
in which they are registered. Regular attendance is necessary to the successful completion
of a course of study and is an integral part of a student's educational experience.
Each instructor shall make available on the first day of class what the attendance
requirements are and what penalties shall be imposed for nonattendance.
Learning technologies, online testing, and other virtual deliveries of content may
require the audio and/or visual recording of you for educational purposes, by enrolling
in this course, you consent to such recording for this stated purpose unless you advise
the instructor in writing of your objection at least five days following receipt of
Material presented in this course may be protected by copyright law.
Following guidance from the CDC as well as State and Local Officials, Fairmont State
reserves the right to determine the method of delivery of class content, and modify
classroom configuration to comply with COVID-19 safety guidance. The University also
reserves the right to institute mandatory safety protocols including requiring students
to wear masks at all times while in the classrooms.
Title IX makes it clear that violence and harassment based on sex, gender, and gender
identity are Civil Rights offenses subject to the same kinds of accountability and
the same kinds of support applied to offenses against other protected categories such
as race, national origin, etc. If you or someone you know has been harassed or assaulted,
you can find the appropriate resources on the Title-IX page, by calling 304.367.4386, or by emailing HR@fairmontstate.edu.
Additional information about all policies can be found online in the Student Handbook. Additional student resources can be found online on the Student Resources Page.