Code of Conduct

Exhibit A

Perryman Scholar Code of Conduct

As a Perryman Scholar you will need to abide by and uphold the following Code of Conduct (“Code”):

Uphold and follow this Code, and all relevant codes of conduct of your respective institute or program of study and all rules applicable to conduct in class environments or institute-sponsored activities.

  • Obey all applicable academic policies and procedures and all local, state, and federal laws.
  • Attend class regularly, complete class assignments, and come to class prepared.
  • Uphold and maintain academic honesty and integrity.
  • Be responsible for your behavior and respect the rights and dignity of others.
  • Not engage in criminal behavior, personal misconduct or acts of moral turpitude that would bring dishonor on the Perryman Foundation.

Uphold and maintain academic honesty and integrity

As a Perryman Scholar you are expected to exhibit the highest degree of honesty and integrity.  Your commitment of academic misconduct or the failure to maintain academic honesty and integrity could result in the loss of your scholarship. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to, the following: (i) cheating, (ii) fabrication, or (iii) interference.  In addition, facilitating academic misconduct or dishonesty will be grounds for loss of your scholarship.

Be responsible for your behavior, and respect the rights and dignity of others

Your scholarship is dependent upon you conducting yourself in a respectful and dignified manner.  The Perryman Foundation may revoke your scholarship for the following acts of personal misconduct:

  1. Dishonest conduct including, but not limited to, false accusation of misconduct, forgery, alteration, or misuse of any record, or identification; and giving the Perryman Foundation information known to be false.
  2. Assuming another person’s identity through deception or without proper authorization. Communicating or acting under the guise, name, identification, e-mail address, signature, or other indications of another person without proper authorization or authority.
  3. Conduct that is lewd, indecent, or obscene as determined by the Perryman Foundation.
  4. Actions that endanger one’s self or others in the community.
  5. Damage to or destruction of property belonging to others.
  6. Possession of any weapon or potential weapon contrary to the applicable law or policy.
  7. Acting with violence.
  8. Aiding, encouraging, or participating in a riot.
  9. Harassment, including sexual harassment.
  10. Stalking or hazing of any kind whether the behavior is carried out verbally, physically, electronically, or in written form.
  11. Physical or verbal abuse of any person.
  12. Unauthorized possession, use, or supplying alcoholic beverages to others contrary to law.
  13. Unauthorized possession, manufacture, sale, distribution, or use of illegal drugs, any controlled substance, or drug paraphernalia. Being under the influence of illegal drugs or unauthorized controlled substances.
  14. A violation of any applicable state or federal criminal law.