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Wilfrid Laurier University School of Business & Economics
October 23, 2014
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Code of Conduct for BBA Students

Code of Conduct for BBA Students


Core Ethical Values and Principles



As an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration student at Wilfrid Laurier you are preparing for a professional career.  The ethical standards of behaviour are increasing in the business world.  We expect the same level of professionalism in the business school as will be expected of you in your careers.  As such, our expectations are as follows…



Respect:  A BBA student treats others with respect.


·         Treat others (students, staff and faculty) in the same manner as you would want to be treated

·         Do not demean other students (through put-downs or ridicule, etc.) in or out of the classroom

·         Avoid derogatory comments regarding other students or instructors (T.A.s or professors)

·         Respect differing points of view

·         Do your fair share of group work – work should be equally distributed between all group members

·         Respect that other students are here to learn – do not disrupt the class

·         Turn off cell phones and pagers when you go into class

·         Respect university property and those who use it – take your trash with you or deposit it in the nearest trash receptacle when you leave the classroom




Professionalism:  A BBA student acts in a professional manner.


·         Behave as you would in a business setting with your colleagues and/or superiors

·         Don’t read or play computer games in class – be there in mind as well as body

·         Don’t sleep in class

·         Don’t be late for class and don’t leave early, unless cleared with your professor ahead of time

·         Once class begins, do not leave and re-enter the classroom unless absolutely necessary

·         Do not talk in class when others are talking

·         Remember when you are off campus that your behaviour reflects on the S.B.E. – you are ambassadors to the school, and as such these same principles apply off-campus as well

·         Do not use either the internet or e-mail to display or send inappropriate material or messages – those that others may find offensive (as outlined under Principles in the Use of Information Technology in the Regulations section of the University Undergraduate Calendar)



Integrity:  A BBA student behaves with integrity.


·         Avoid any acts which would result in gaining an unfair advantage over other students (as outlined under Academic Privileges and Responsibilities – Academic and Research Misconduct in the Regulations section of the University Undergraduate Calendar).  This includes, but is not restricted to:

·         Do not plagiarize – do not use the unacknowledged work of others as your own (in whole or part, in written or oral form, on assignments or test, etc.) – all work of others must be acknowledged as such

·         Do not collaborate on an assignment when you have been asked for individual work

·         Do not cheat – do not use, give, sell, receive, or attempt to do so, any unauthorized information before or during an test or when doing an assignment, do not copy or allow someone else to copy, and don’t smuggle notes into a test

·         Do not purchase or otherwise obtain assignments for submission as your own

·         Do not submit the same piece of work or any portion of it for more than one course without the permission of both professors – this includes work previously submitted elsewhere

·         Do not impersonate someone, or arrange to have someone impersonate you in a test

·         Do not falsify or otherwise misrepresent academic records or supporting documents, or documents used when requesting an extension or exception to course requirements – either through your professor, or through the formal petition process

·         Do not ‘share’ clickers – ie. Do not bring another student’s clicker to lectures or labs and use it for them, or have someone else use your clicker on your behalf

·         Seek assistance before you feel the pressure to breach your integrity

·         Report any cases of academic misconduct that you become aware of to your professor (all reports will be kept strictly confidential)