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Student Code of Conduct Policy

Course Climate

Student interactions within the closed course group are to be professional, confidential, and intellectual. All communications, including shared artwork and visual images, shall be constructive and appropriate with thoughtful consideration given to subject matter that could be considered offensive to others. The types of prohibited conduct set forth in this policy are not intended to be all-inclusive or limit the types of inappropriate conduct that may subject a student to sanctions or disciplinary action. 

Any student who violates the Student Code of Conduct Policy will be placed on academic probation on the first offense. If the disruptive behavior persists and there is a second offense, the student will be removed from the course or degree program, per the Academic Probation and Dismissal Policy and issued a refund according to the Transfer, Withdrawal, and Tuition Reimbursement Policy.

Ethical Computer Use

The Art of Education University provides information technology resources to a variety of users(students, faculty, and staff). As members of the online community, all users have the responsibility to use those services in an effective, efficient, ethical, and legal manner. Users are encouraged to respect the privacy of others and to avoid grossly offensive expressions in matters of ethnicity, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability which may create a hostile environment. AOEU reserves the right to monitor the use of technology-related resources for the purpose of determining compliance with the provision of the computer ethics and policies statement.

Substance Abuse

All students shall observe federal, state, and local laws regarding the sale and use of alcohol and drugs. Unlawful possession of alcohol and drugs will be prohibited at AOEU’s headquarters. Students and employees who violate this policy may receive disciplinary sanctions from The Art of Education University including academic dismissal and/or referral to law enforcement officials. Resources: Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Treatment Services Locator

Sexual Misconduct and Gender Discrimination

The Art of Education University is committed to providing and maintaining a positive learning environment free from all forms of discrimination and conduct that may be considered harassing, coercive, or disruptive, including sexual harassment. AOEU will not tolerate any actions, words, jokes, or comments based on an individual’s sex, race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected characteristic.

Sexual harassment can be defined as unwanted sexual advances, and/or visual, verbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature. This definition includes many forms of offensive behaviors and gender-based harassment of a person of the same sex as the harasser.

If any students experience or witness sexual or other unlawful harassment or discrimination, they should immediately report this information to the Dean of Admissions and Student Services by emailing studentservices@theartofeducation.edu or calling 515.344.4528. If they feel it would be inappropriate to discuss with the Dean, they should immediately contact the President of the university, Jessica Balsley, without fear of reprisal or punishment. The President can be reached via email at jessica@theartofeducation.edu or by phone at 515.650.3198.

All allegations of sexual harassment will be quickly and discreetly investigated. Local law enforcement will be notified.

Any student may seek additional services or help from the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN): 800.656.HOPE (4673).


If you have specific questions or concerns not addressed here,  contact help@theartofeducation.edu for clarification.