Academic Policies

Academic Integrity

Students in every course are expected to abide by the Harvard University and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health School’s standards of Academic Integrity.  All work submitted to meet course requirements is expected to be a student’s own work.  In the preparation of work submitted to meet course requirements, students should always take great care to distinguish their own ideas and knowledge from information derived from sources.

Students must assume that collaboration in the completion of course assignments is prohibited unless explicitly specified by the course instructor.  Students must acknowledge any collaboration and its extent in all submitted work. This requirement applies to collaboration on editing as well as collaboration on substance.

Should academic misconduct occur, the student(s) may be subject to disciplinary action as outlined in the Student Handbook.  See the Student Handbook for additional policies related to academic integrity and disciplinary actions.

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

Harvard University provides academic accommodations to students with disabilities. Any requests for academic accommodations should ideally be made before the first week of the term, except for unusual circumstances, so arrangements can be made. Students must register with the Local Disability Coordinator in the Office for Student Affairs to verify their eligibility for appropriate accommodations. Contact Colleen Cronin in all cases, including temporary disabilities.

Title IX Sexual Harassment and Other Sexual Misconduct

For information on Harvard University policies and procedures and Title IX Resource Coordinators at Harvard Chan, please see: