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Leading in Thought & Action

Ross Community Values

The Ross School of Business Community is committed to leading in thought and action.  With that commitment comes high expectations of the values and actions of the members of the community. On this page you will find a Statement of Community Values and individual codes and procedures that govern different arenas of our community as they pertain to our core values.

Codes and Statements


Announcements and Resources

Letter of Introduction from the Community Values Committee (CVC)

Statement of Community Values: The Ross School of Business community – students, faculty, and staff – agree to a common Statement of Community Values that govern all community members in both academic and nonacademic settings. Membership in the Ross community requires adherence to these values. 

Academic Honor Code: This code applies to all student-related academic aspects of the Statement of Community Values. It covers all student academic activities related to the school’s various degree programs, whether these activities take place on or off campus.

Code of Student Conduct: This code applies to all student-related nonacademic aspects of the Statement of Community Values. It covers all student nonacademic and extracurricular activities, whether these activities take place on or off campus.

Process for Student Disputes with Instructors: This document formalizes the process for handling student disputes with instructors (e.g., grade disputes).

Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities : When students choose to accept admission to the University, they accept the rights and responsibilities of membership in the University's academic and social community. This document outlines those rights and responsibilities, discusses the type of violations against the statement, procedures for resolving those violations, and sanctions/interventions.


Plagiarism and Copyright Resources:

We have several resources to help you identify plagiarism, copyright, and citation concerns. Please use these tools to help you in your class assignments and projects.

1)  Understanding Plagiarism and Citations - This compact guide provides clear rules to follow for how to avoid plagiarism and how to format citations.

2)  Plagiarism and Copyright Resources - Variety of additional references if you wish to explore further

Violation Reporting Form: Any Ross community member who observes or learns of a probable violation of the Academic Honor Code or the Code of Student Conduct is required to report it.

Faculty ResourcesBest practice suggestions, copyright information.

Important Contact information:

(To report violations or for questions about procedures, please contact the Operational Chair)

Operational Chair

Regina Zmich, K3521
Director of the Ross Registrar's Office
and Financial Aid


Academic Chairs

Norman Bishara, R4322
Associate Dean for Undergraduate and Early Career Programs

Brad Killaly, R4472
Associate Dean, Full-Time MBA