Each member of the Iowa State University Debbie and Jerry Ivy College of Business community accepts personal responsibility to support and represent the college’s high ethical standards, and to promote an environment where all individuals may succeed academically, professionally, and personally. Further, each member of the community is committed to the college’s mission to link theory with practice for tomorrow’s business leaders.

Professional Standards and Expectations

As an Ivy College of Business student,

Social expectations include but are not limited to:

  • Addressing others with courtesy, sensitivity, and respect.
  • Respecting others’ property.
  • Contributing to a community in which everyone works together in an atmosphere free from discrimination.
  • Responding appropriately and in a timely manner to all acts of discrimination.

Professional expectations include but are not limited to:

  • Attending and participating in scheduled events.
  • Avoiding over-consumption of alcohol and use of illegal substances.
  • Engaging in non-disruptive behavior.
  • Accurately representing myself, the college, or the university.

Expectations include but are not limited to:

  • Attending and participating in scheduled appointments or interviews.
  • Accurately representing myself.

Academic expectations include but are not limited to:

  • Doing my own work on tests, quizzes, and homework.
  • Using only authorized notes, texts, or other aids during tests or quizzes.
  • Denying others to view or copy my work on tests, quizzes, and homework when not allowed by the course instructor.
  • Acknowledging the words and ideas of others in my work by properly citing and crediting the source of both text and web materials. Protecting course codes, graphs, programs, and spreadsheets, or answer keys and solution manuals by not copying them without the authorization of the course instructor.
  • Collaborating on or discussing with other students projects or assignments only when specifically permitted by the course instructor.

Expectations include but are not limited to:

  • Being attentive in class.
  • Being careful not to be disruptive in class or meetings by reading newspapers, inappropriate talking during classes, receiving phone calls, receiving/responding to text messages, etc.
  • Being prepared for class.
  • Disposing of trash in designated containers (e.g., picking up newspapers, empty food wrappers or drink containers in classrooms or in hallways, and throwing them in trash cans or recycling bins).
  • Protecting the Gerdin building and furnishings from deliberate damage.

Expectations include but are not limited to:

  • Accurately representing my actions.
  • Acknowledging any misconduct.

Expectations include but are not limited to:

  • Reporting academic violations or illegal activities when certain knowledge of violation is known.
  • Intervening to remind others of standards when it would be appropriate to do so (e.g., reminding others to pick up their trash after class, communicating standards at club meetings).

Please see Iowa State University Student Disciplinary Regulations for information on the university’s code of conduct and judicial process for dealing with student misconduct.