Please read the following carefully as much of this is standard campus policy and can not be changed.

The following policies are repeated here and are as stated in the CCS student handbook and on


Students are expected to attend every class. Attendance is taken at the beginning of each class. Students arriving 5 to 20 minutes late for any class are considered tardy. Three tardies equal one unexcused absence.

Arriving more than 20 minutes late or missing an entire class is considered an absence. This applies to all classes, regardless of class length, whether they are a 1.5 hour, 3 hour or 6 hour session.

Students who arrive late, do not return to class after break, or who leave early without the instructor’s permission may be counted absent.

Three unexcused absences may result in the reduction of one whole grade from the earned grade. Four unexcused absences may equal failure in the course.

An absence may be excused if there is a medical reason, family emergency or extenuating circumstances beyond the student’s control. Students seeking an excused absence may take their documentation to the Academic Advising and Counseling Center. The Center will send a written notice to the student’s instructor(s) and department administrator notifying them that the documentation is on file. The final determination of whether an absence(s) will be excused is left to the discretion of the student's instructor(s).


Plagiarism and cheating are serious offenses that erode the academic environment. The College condones no form of plagiarism—defined as the use of another’s words, ideas, visual or verbal material as one’s own without proper permission or citation. Students should make sure they have a clear understanding of this important issue and how it applies to both Liberal Arts and studio classes.

Students who violate the standards of academic honesty face serious disciplinary consequences, including letters documenting the incident in their permanent record, immediate course failure and/or dismissal from the College.


The deletion or destruction of digital files, another student’s artwork or college property is considered a serious offense. All students must refrain from altering work that does not belong to them, regardless of the date the piece was created or location. Students who violate this policy face serious disciplinary consequences.


The College reserves the right to dismiss a student at any time for academic dishonesty or improper behavior. Improper behavior is defined as, but not limited to, actions by an

individual that may be detrimental to the student, other students or the College, or damaging to College property. It also includes violations of civil, state or federal law. See the Code of Student Conduct in the CCS Student Handbook for further details.


The Code of Student Conduct is in place to make students aware of the behavior expected of them while a member of the CCS community. This code will assist in assuring that all students, faculty and staff can coexist in an environment that fosters civility, responsibility for one’s own actions and mutual respect for others and their differences. Please refer to the CCS Student Handbook for further information at


Annual notification of the College for Creative Studies’ Drug Policy and Crime Statistics can be found on the CCS website, Click on About CCS, then Campus, then Safety.