Marian University Syllabus Policies

If you are from Marian University Ancilla College, please visit MUAC Syllabus Policies to view MUAC specific policies.

Below are policies that apply to all Marian University classes.

Academic Integrity Syllabus Policy

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.

Accommodation/Accessibility Statement Syllabus Policy

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 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 or Mandie Greiwe,, Director of the Personalized Learning Center.

Student Health Center Policy

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 address a wide range of healthcare 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 Health Center by calling (317) 955-6154 or by email at

Counseling and Consultation Services Syllabus Policy

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.

Academic Commons

Located on the first floor of Hackelmeier Library, The Commons connects all students to free resources and services that support their academic success, for example:

Career DevelopmentSupport and Resources
Academic Research Support
Media Design Support
Peer Tutors and Faculty Tutors for most subjects
Course- and project-based supplemental instruction
Academic Success Supports including Skills Workshops and on-site Technology Assistance
Stop by the front desk or contact with your questions and suggestions.

Knightro’s Pantry Syllabus Policy

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

Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct

If you believe you were the victim of discrimination, harassment, or sexual misconduct, learn more about reporting the incident here: Report Misconduct Here

Please know that faculty and staff are here to help in any way they can. If you would like to file a formal complaint with the University, faculty and staff can help you connect with the appropriate Designated Reporting Office, so that it can begin investigating the matter.

It is important that you understand that faculty cannot promise to keep what you share confidential, as they are considered mandatory reporters. If you would like confidential support, please connect with one of the university’s confidential resources: Counseling and Consultation Services, Health Services, or University Chaplain. Above all, know that the University takes this matter seriously and wants to help.

General Concerns

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