Marian University Syllabus Policies

Below are policies that apply to all Marian University classes.

COVID-19 Guidelines

For the most updated information regarding COVID-19 policies and guidelines, please visit KnightCare COVID-19 Information.

Accommodation/Accessibility Statement

Marian University, through policy and practice, is committed to providing equitable access to learning opportunities for all students. If you experience, or anticipate experiencing, barriers to your education due to a disability please contact the Personalized Learning Center plc@marian.edu to start a conversation.

Although a student may request an accommodation at any time, it is best to initiate the accommodation process as early as possible as it may take time to complete the interactive process and accommodations will not be implemented retroactively. If a reasonable accommodation is determined, a Course Accommodation Letter will be created at the Personalized Learning Center for the student to provide to their faculty members with information related to their accommodations. Faculty will not set up disability-related accommodations without a current semester Course Accommodation Letter.

Faculty, Staff or Student questions or concerns regarding the accommodation process can be sent to plc@marian.edu or Mandie Greiwe, agreiwe@marian.edu, Director of the Personalized Learning Center.

Other policies

Peer Tutoring

The Peer Tutoring Program is a free resource and service offered to our students.  Our goal is to help students develop the confidence and skills necessary to be successful at the university level.  Students can make an appointment at www.marian.edu/tutoring or contact peertutor@marian.edu with any questions.

The Writing Center

The Marian University Writing Center is pleased to offer a range of services including Spanish language writing tutorials, writing workshops, multimodal / digital writing, and graduate student tutorials, both in person and online. Tutors are available to help develop ideas before writing them down, discuss strategies for organizing and assist with charting revisions and edits.

Walk-ins are always welcome to meet with a Writing Center peer and graduate tutor at our location in the Mother Theresa Hackelmeier Memorial Library.  However, appointments may be created by visiting www.marian.edu/writing-center  and are recommended (especially during peak demand times). The Writing Center focuses on collaborative development in writing, so you should expect to engage in conversation with your tutor to discuss your work.

For the protection of our university community, masks may be required to enter the Marian University Writing Center.

Helpful student resources as well as more information about the Writing Center’s services are available at www.marian.edu/writing-center

The Communication Center/Speaking Studio

Harness your strengths with a one-on-one consultation at the Marian University Speaking Studio (Clare Hall 018). No matter your stage of the speech-making process (topic selection, research, organizing, outlining, or delivery), our studio has the resources for you. In addition to assisting with speeches and individual/group presentations, we’re also here to support you with public speaking anxiety. You can meet with a student consultant by appointment or during walk-in hours Monday through Friday. You can also schedule an online appointment Monday through Friday or Sunday afternoon. For details, visit https://www.marian.edu/communicationcenter. The speaking studio is part of the Communication Center (lowest level of Clare Hall); check out our website for details on the ways we can help you with podcasting, film, or design projects through our media lab, podcast room, film studio, and other resources. 

Academic integrity

Treat everyone in the class with respect.  Marian University prides itself on the academic integrity and responsibility of our students.  Academic dishonesty is a serious offense because it undermines the trust between students and faculty, weakens the credibility of the academic enterprise and defrauds those who believe in the value and integrity of a Marian degree.  Academic dishonesty includes cheating (intentionally using unauthorized materials in any academic exercise), plagiarism (representing the words or ideas of another as your own), and facilitating academic dishonesty (intentionally helping another student commit a breach of academic conduct.  A student who commits an act of academic dishonesty may face disciplinary action ranging from failure on a specific academic exercise to dismissal from the university.  The process and procedure for this policy is listed in The Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities.

Student responsibility for dropping/withdrawing from a course

It is the responsibility of the STUDENT to drop the course before the drop date. Faculty members are not responsible for dropping students who suspend class attendance.  It is the responsibility of the STUDENT to withdrawal from the course on or before the last day permitted.  A withdrawal will appear on your transcripts as a “W”, but will not affect your GPA.  It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of the impact of failing courses or withdrawing from courses on state and federal financial aid as well as scholarship eligibility.

Knightro’s Pantry

Knightro’s Pantry, Marian University’s food pantry, addresses food insecurity among members of our campus community. The food pantry is located in Clare Hall and can be accessed between the hours of 8 a.m-5 p.m. Maintaining the dignity of the individual, students receive shopping bags and are able to select foods based on their likes and dislikes. There is no limit to the number of items a student can shop for. If you have any questions about how you can support Knightro’s Pantry please contact Jennifer Plumlee, Executive Director of the Center for Academic Success and Engagement (CASE) at jplumlee@marian.edu.

Counseling and Consultation Services

Counseling and Consultation Services (CCS) supports both the academic and personal growth of Marian University students. Individual counseling is available to assist students who are experiencing problems that interfere with the realization of their academic, interpersonal, spiritual, and vocational goals. Students may seek counseling for a variety of reasons, some of which may include problems with adjustment to university life, family conflicts, relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and substance abuse. Counseling services are provided free of charge and students can schedule appointments by calling 317-955-6150.

Health Center

The Marian University Health Center is located on the first floor of Clare Hall and is staffed full time, Monday through Friday. The Health Center is able to addresses a wide range of health care needs and provides treatment for acute illness, wellness visits, immunizations, physical exams, minor injuries, breathing treatments, and can test for strep, mono, COVID-19, and the flu. The Health Center providers are able to write prescriptions as well as offer some over the counter treatments when warranted. Health and wellness education is emphasized and an important mission of The Health Center. Students can schedule appointments with The Student Health Center by calling 317-955-6154.

General Concerns:

If a student has a concern and is unsure of where to get help, they should call 317-955-6318. Robin could then connect the student with the appropriate office.

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