Course Policies and Resources

All students at the University of Nebraska Kearney should be aware of the following university-wide course policies and resources. 

Attendance Policy

Your instructor may have indicated on their syllabus an attendance policy specific to their class.  If so, that is the policy with which you must comply.  If no other policy is stated, the University-wide attendance policy will apply. You can find the Student Attendance Policy Statement online.

Academic Honesty Policy

Academic honesty is essential to the existence and integrity of an institution of higher education.  The responsibility for maintaining that integrity is shared by all members of the academic community.  To further serve this end, the University of Nebraska at Kearney has a policy relating to academic integrity.   To ensure all students understand the expectations, UNK has adopted Academic Integrity Policy

Reporting Student Sexual Harassment, Sexual Violence or Sexual Assault

Reporting allegations of rape, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment, and stalking enables the University to promptly provide support to the impacted student(s), and to take appropriate action to prevent a recurrence of such sexual misconduct and protect the campus community. Confidentiality will be respected to the greatest degree possible. Any student who believes she or he may be the victim of sexual misconduct is encouraged to report to one or more of the following resources:

  • Local Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault Advocacy Agency 308-237-2599

  • Campus Police (or Security) 308-865-8911

  • Title IX Coordinator 308-865-8655

Retaliation against the student making the report, whether by students or University employees, will not be tolerated.

Students with Disabilities

It is the policy of the University of Nebraska at Kearney to provide flexible and individualized reasonable accommodation to students with documented disabilities. To receive accommodation services for a disability, students must be registered with the UNK Disabilities Services for Students (DSS) office, 175 Memorial Student Affairs Building, 308-865-8214 or by email unkdso@unk.edu  

Students Who are Pregnant

It is the policy of the University of Nebraska at Kearney to provide flexible and individualized reasonable accommodation to students who are pregnant. To receive accommodation services due to pregnancy, students must contact Sarah Mattson the Academic Success office at 308.865.8797. The following links provide information for students and faculty regarding pregnancy rights. https://thepregnantscholar.org/title-ix-basics/

https://nwlc.org/resource/faq-pregnant-and-parenting-college-graduate-students-rights/

UNK Statement of Diversity & Inclusion

UNK stands in solidarity and unity with our students of color, our Latinx and international students, our LGBTQIA+ students and students from other marginalized groups in opposition to racism and prejudice in any form, wherever it may exist. It is the job of institutions of higher education, indeed their duty, to provide a haven for the safe and meaningful exchange of ideas and to support peaceful disagreement and discussion. In our classes, we strive to maintain a positive learning environment based upon open communication and mutual respect. UNK does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability or political affiliation. Respect for the diversity of our backgrounds and varied life experiences is essential to learning from our similarities as well as our differences. The following link provides resources and other information regarding D&I: https://www.unk.edu/about/equity-access-diversity.php