Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

Flatiron School’s Code of Conduct applies to all Flatiron School students regardless of which program the student is enrolled in, or which method of delivery is used for the program. Flatiron School believes our community should be open for everyone. We are committed to providing a friendly, safe, and welcoming environment for all. This means Flatiron School does not condone the discrimination based on race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, sex, marital status, nationality or age.

Whether learning online or on-campus, the idea of learning together as a community is embedded into the Flatiron School philosophy, as we strive to be the most effective community for the world to meet, to create, to exchange and to pursue mastery of knowledge.

We expect all Flatiron School stakeholders, including faculty, teachers, employees, mentors, students, guests, and friends, to help us create a safe and positive environment for everyone. Let's build a place where we can achieve more together than we could ever achieve alone.

Fair Treatment and Respect

Students should treat each other fairly, honestly with dignity and respect. A climate of teamwork in which students and faculty communicate openly will help students achieve their goals and objectives. Students must not participate, initiate, and perpetuate any gossiping, rumor milling or discuss other student’s personal/confidential information with others. If you hear issues/concerns and there may be some validity to the claim, you should act responsibly. Reports can be filed in-person or in writing with any member of the campus, online education team or student relations.

Investigations

Flatiron School investigates code of conduct violations and unethical actions to include but not limited to; dishonesty, plagiarism and cheating as promptly and confidentially as possible. Our investigations are impartial, fair, and thorough. We will contact those who are involved in the situation and provide them an opportunity to explain what happened. If involved, students have a responsibility to cooperate. Cooperation is a condition of continued active enrollment in Flatiron School. During an investigation, never destroy or alter documents, lie or obstruct the collection of information. Students that violate catalog policies are subject to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal.

Conduct Violations

Students should report any potential violation of the code that they have observed. Reports can be filed in-person or in writing with any member of the campus or online education team. Individual incidents will be investigated by representatives of Flatiron School and disciplinary action will be taken, as appropriate.

Students are considered to have violated the Code of Conduct when they have exhibited, in Flatiron School’s judgment, any of the unacceptable behaviors outlined below or have displayed a pattern of behavior deemed inconsistent with Flatiron School values. Violations of the Code of Conduct are cause for immediate dismissal and there is no opportunity for readmittance or appeal if dismissed for conduct violations. Students who are dismissed will receive a refund in accordance with the applicable refund policy.

  • Unacceptable behaviors include: Repeated disruptions, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory or violent conduct, possession of weapons or controlled substances, cheating, plagiarism or use of any unauthorized assistance, vandalism or damage to school property or building facilities.

  • Policy regarding damage to facilities: Students will be responsible for replacement fees for any item(s) provided to them by the Flatiron School or WeWork community team for temporary use should the student be found responsible for loss, theft, or destruction of any such property.

  • Policy regarding drinking on Flatiron School premises: If there is alcohol available on a Flatiron School premises, either on campus or in the building, students who are of the legal age for consuming alcohol in the applicable jurisdiction may do so outside school hours. Consumption of alcohol on the premises by any Flatiron School student who is under the applicable legal drinking age is prohibited and is cause for immediate dismissal. Consumption of alcohol by any Flatiron School student during school hours is prohibited and is cause for immediate dismissal. Any student found to be intoxicated while on campus or in the building will be asked to leave the premises immediately.

Smoke-Free Campuses

Flatiron School provides facilities that are smoke-free. Smoking and the use of all tobacco-related products, including but not limited to, smoking, the use of chewing tobacco and the use of e-cigarettes is strictly prohibited inside a Flatiron School campus or in the building. Students found to have violated this policy will be asked to leave the premises immediately and are subject to immediate dismissal.

Drug-Free Campuses

Flatiron School strives to provide a safe environment for its students, staff and others and has adopted a policy of maintaining campuses and other facilities free of drugs. Students found to have violated this policy will be asked to leave the premises immediately and are subject to immediate dismissal.

Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drugs

Flatiron School does not prohibit on its campuses or premises the possession and proper use of lawfully prescribed or over-the-counter drugs.

Plagiarism Policy

Students are expected to attend Flatiron School with the utmost transparency and honesty. This means cheating, plagiarism or any unauthorized assistance is strictly forbidden. Students suspected of violating this policy will be interviewed to determine if the student has thorough and competent knowledge of the assessment and/or project deliverable.

Cheating occurs when a student avails her/himself of an unfair or disallowed advantage which includes but is not limited to:

  • Theft of or unauthorized access to an exam, answer key or other graded work from previous program offerings.
  • Use of an alternate, stand-in or proxy during an examination.
  • Use of previously authored code during an examination.
  • Copying from the examination or work of another person or source.
  • Submission or use of falsified data.
  • Using false statements to obtain additional time or other accommodations.
  • Falsification of academic credentials.

Plagiarism is defined as the use of work or concepts contributed by other individuals without proper attribution or citation. Unique ideas or materials taken from another source for either written or oral use must be fully acknowledged in academic work to be graded. Examples of sources expected to be referenced include but are not limited to:

  • Text, either written or spoken, quoted directly or paraphrased.
  • Graphic elements.
  • Passages of music, existing either as sound or as notation.
  • Mathematical proofs.
  • Scientific data.
  • Concepts or material derived from the work, published or unpublished, of another person.

Unauthorized assistance refers to the use of sources of support that have not been specifically authorized in this policy statement or by the instructor(s) in the completion of academic work to be graded. Such sources of support may include but are not limited to advice or help provided by another individual, published or unpublished written sources, and electronic sources. Examples of unauthorized assistance include but are not limited to:

  • Collaboration on any assignment beyond the standards authorized by this policy statement and the instructor(s).
  • Collaboration on any assignment beyond the standards authorized by this policy statement and the instructor(s).
  • Supplying or communicating unauthorized information or materials, including graded work and answer keys from previous program offerings, in any way to another student.
  • Use of unauthorized information or materials, including graded work and answer keys from previous program offerings.
  • Use of unauthorized devices.
  • Submission for credit of previously completed graded work in a second program without first obtaining permission from the instructor(s) of the second program. In the case of concurrent programs, permission to submit the same work for credit in two programs must be obtained from the instructors of both programs.