Policies and Regulations

Student Code of Conduct:

  • Student Conduct:

    Expectations of students for a conducive learning environment:


    Be Respectful

    Respect the learning/classroom environment and the dignity and rights of all persons. Be tolerant of differing opinions.


    Be Courteous/Considerate

    Extend courtesy in discourse. Please do not interrupt speakers. Avoid distractions such as cell phones, beepers, and irrelevant discussions. Do not eat or drink in class without permission.


    Be Supportive/Caring

    Exhibit concern for others and promote a caring environment. Think about how your behavior affects others. Help distressed peers find appropriate resources/assistance.


    Be Informed

    Familiarize yourself with the course and instructor expectations. Read the course syllabus.


    Be Honest and Fair

    Grades should reflect individual work, unless group work is authorized. Maintain the code of academic honesty.


    Be Attentive

    Mentally prepare yourself for listening. Resist distractions, emotional reactions, or boredom.


    Be Punctual

    Attend classes regularly and on time. Instead of closing your notebook early, listen carefully to information given near the end of class; summary statements and instructions may be important. Moreover, leaving class early distracts from the educational environment.


    Be Organized/Prepared

    Prepare for class by completing readings and assignments. Avoid procrastinating and set realistic goals.


    Be Participatory/Curious

    Contribute and participate in class discussions; display interest during class by raising thoughtful and relevant questions that enrich discourse.


    Be Communicative

    Interact with the instructor and discuss assignments, grading and subject matter. Express complaints and concerns in a calm and respectful manner.


    Be Enthusiastic

    Enjoy the educational experience. Seek ways to make your coursework meaningful and relevant. Give your best effort.


    Be Dedicated/Committed

    Show initiative and desire to excel and make your studies a priority. Avoid over committing your time to activities that do not support your goals.

  • Honesty:

    ICILS holds students responsible for conducting themselves with honor and integrity when completing their session requirements. A student found to be dishonest may receive a grade penalty, probation or even dismissal from ICILS.


    Dishonesty includes, but is not limited to the following:


    -   Cheating by copying from another student’s test paper.

    -   Using materials or aids during a test that have not been authorized by the person giving the test.

    -   Collaborating with another student during a test without permission.

    -   Soliciting, buying, selling, stealing or knowingly using in whole or part the contents of an unadministered test.

    -   Plagiarism- obtaining or copying another person’s written work or ideas and using them as your own without their acknowledgement or citing the source.

    -   Collusion- unauthorized collaboration with another person in preparing written work offered for credit.


    Possible punishments for dishonesty may include a grade of “0” or “F” on the given assignment or test, failure for the session, and/or probation or dismissal from ICILS.

  • Sexual Harassment:

    The ICILS is committed to providing a professional working and learning environment free from sexual harassment. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination and is illegal. Sexual harassment most often exploits a relationship between individuals of unequal power and authority (as, for example, between an employee and supervisor or between a student and teacher), but may also occur between student peers or employees of equal rank. Sexual harassment also constitutes unprofessional conduct which compromises ICILS’s commitment to the integrity of the learning process. As such, ICILS will not tolerate any form of sexual harassment. Failure to investigate allegations of sexual harassment or failure to take timely corrective action is considered a violation of the sexual harassment policy and may also violate federal and state laws.



    Sexual harassment consists of the following:


    1.   Unwelcome sexual advances

    2.   Requests for sexual favors

    3.   Verbal and written comments of a sexual nature

    4.   Physical conduct of a sexual nature; when such conduct:

           a. Is made, either explicitly or implicitly, a term or condition of instruction, employment, or participation in a school    activity.

           b. Is used to be a basis for evaluation in making academic or personnel decisions affecting an individual.

           c. Has the effect of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment; or has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual’s employment or learning.


    In relation to the foregoing statements, sexually harassing behavior may include, but is not limited to, the following:


    1.   Unwelcome sexual flirtations, advances, propositions, or leering; favoritism based on a sexual relationship (or adverse impact on other members of a group)

    2.   Verbal remarks of a sexual nature whether directed to an individual or a group, or in the guise of humor, including sexually explicit derogatory remarks, suggestive comments, demands, or jokes found to be offensive or objectionable to the recipient.

    3.   Use of sexually oriented photos, posters, cartoons, materials, or themes unrelated to instruction and/or the pursuit of knowledge.

    4.    Graphic or degrading verbal, written, or electronic comments of a sexual nature about an individual or the individual’s appearance .

    5.   Any suggestive or unwelcome physical contact; any aggressiveness such as touching, pinching, or patting.

    6.    Actual or threatened physical assault.


    Sexual harassment, it must be understood, is not limited by gender of either party, or by superior subordinate relationships. The fact that the parties may have had a previous consensual sexual relationship is not a defense against a complaint based on subsequent unwelcome sexually harassing behavior.


    Reporting Sexual Harassment:

    If a student believes that he/she or someone else is a victim of sexual harassment, that student should inform an administrator immediately.


    ICILS Action:

    ICILS is prepared to take preventive and corrective action in cases of sexual harassment; individuals who engage in such misconduct and/or retaliation are subject to appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment, removal of tenure and/or expulsion from the institution.

  • Dress Code:

    ICILS has established a standard of dress code that demonstrates respect for the educational environment.

    While on campus, students must accept individual responsibility for dressing appropriately.  Students are expected to be well groomed, maintain their personal hygiene and wear clothing that adequately covers the person. Hairstyles or hair colors should not be distracting to the instructional process.  Clothing must not contain printed matter that may be considered vulgar or offensive.


    The following items are NOT acceptable by ICILS standards. This includes but is not limited to:


    Short skirts, dresses, or shorts

    Low cut, see-through, or sleeveless shirts

    Oversized/Baggy clothing (Pants must fit around the waist)

    Sandals without a heel strap (Flip-flops)

    Holes in clothing larger than the size of a quarter

    Hats of any kind


    The dress code is established to minimize disruptions/distractions on campus. If a faculty or staff member determines that a student’s grooming or clothing violates the school’s dress code, the student will be given an opportunity to correct the problem at school. If not corrected, the student will be sent home and charged with one full day of an unexcused absence.


    ICILS staff reserves the right to determine if a student is out of dress code. Repeated offenses may result in more serious disciplinary action.

  • Drug Free Campus:

    As required by the Drug Free Schools & Communities Act of 1989 (P. L. 101-444), ICILS is a drug free campus.  The unlawful distribution, manufacture, dispensation, possession, sale, offer to sell, purchase and/or use of controlled substances or alcohol on the school campus, in vehicles and at all off-campus school sponsored activities is prohibited.


    Controlled substances include, but are not limited to, marijuana, hashish, heroin, cocaine, LSD, PCP, methamphetamine, anabolic steroids, human-growth hormones, and fentanyl.


    A student who uses a drug authorized by a licensed physician through a prescription specifically for that student’s use shall not be considered to have violated this policy. ICILS may request supporting documentation to validate such use.


    ICILS reserves the right to dismiss any student who violates local and state laws while on ICILS property. This applies to students who possess illegal drugs or inappropriately use drugs.  This also applies to students who appear to be under the influence of alcohol or who conduct themselves in an offensive manner.  Any such violation, while on campus or at any school sponsored activity, will be grounds for expulsion from ICILS.

  • Smoke Free Campus:

    ICILS is a smoke free campus. Smoking is prohibited in all areas located inside and outside the campus building or any other area that is considered part of the school grounds. A student that is caught smoking on the ICILS campus will be given a written warning that will be kept in the student’s file. After the second offense, the student will be subject to dismissal.

  • Use of Internet and Computers:

    ICILS offers free WiFi to ICILS staff and students in support of instructional, research, and institutional activities.


    School facilities are a public resource and may not be used for personal or corporate profit. Students may use their own computers or available ICILS computers in designated computing areas.


    All other computers at ICILS may not be used by students unless they have been given prior authorization and are supervised while using them. Students are not allowed to save files or change the settings on any ICILS computer. All users have the responsibility to use the computing systems in an effective, efficient, ethical, and lawful manner. The ethical and legal standards that are to be maintained are derived directly from standards of common sense and common decency that apply to the use of any public resource.