Course Policies (Relevant University Policies for Syllabi)

This page is intended to include relevant course and campus policies that should linked on all course syllabi. This page points to important Emergency and Safety information, links to incident and reporting processes, and campus resources. 

Policies and Information:

  • Campus Safety and Information Resources and Emergency Management
    If you hear a fire alarm, class will be immediately suspended, and you must evacuate the building by using the nearest exit. Please proceed outdoors to the assembly area and away from the building. Do not use elevators. 
    • It is highly recommended that you do not head to your vehicle or leave campus since it is necessary to account for all persons and to ensure that first responders can access the campus.
  • If the class is notified of a shelter-in-place requirement for a tornado warning or severe weather warning, your instructor will suspend class and shelter the class in the lowest level of this building away from windows and doors.
  • If notified of an active threat (shooter) you will Run (get out), Hide (find a safe place to stay) or Fight (with anything available). 
    • Your response will be dictated by the specific circumstances of the encounter.
  • Emergency Information and Alerts
    All students are strongly encouraged to register in the campus Emergency Alert Notifications (EAN) for communications during an emergency; please familiarize yourself with all emergency procedures.
  • University Attendance Policy
    A student enrolled in a course is expected to attend every scheduled session of the course; the instructor of each course will make known to the students the course attendance policy with respect to student absences.
  • Academic Integrity Policy
    Each student has a responsibility to understand, accept, and comply with the UM-Dearborn’s standards of academic conduct as set forth by the Academic Code of Conduct, as well as policies established by each college.
  • Counseling Statement

    It is important to maintain one’s mental health and wellness to succeed. While students may seek out counseling for reasons such as depressed mood, anxiety, or identity concerns, all students are encouraged to book an appointment with Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) if they start to feel overwhelmed. Currently enrolled students can take advantage of CAPS for free and receive confidential help. CAPS can be reached at 313-593-5430 or by email at [email protected].

  • Disabilities and Accessibility Services Statement
    The University strives to make learning accessible for all. If you anticipate or experience academic accessibility barriers based on your disability, please contact Disability and Accessibility Services (DAS) to discuss potential accommodations. Students will need to register with DAS each semester they are enrolled as soon as they have their schedule for the term. DAS can be reached at 313-593-5310 or [email protected].
  • Harassment, Sexual Violence, Bias, and Discrimination Policy
    UM-Dearborn recognizes that students have a right to study in a safe atmosphere free of sexual violence, harassment, bias and discrimination; visit the link to file an incident report.
  • COVID-19 Safety Information
    The University has implemented reasonable health and safety protocols, taking into account recommendations by local, state and national public health authorities, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The UM-Dearborn Policies and Procedures page contains additional campus-wide policies which may apply to academic courses.

UM-Dearborn Policies and Procedures