Department of Student Rights and Community Standards

Section 1. Personal Identification and Representation

Honest Self-Representation: The climate of life in the academic community must be one of honesty, acceptance of responsibility, and willingness to represent clearly and accurately oneself, one’s own work (including academic assignments — see Section 4.), and one’s activities. A student is expected to respect the following standards:

1.1. Falsification of Documents: Forgery, alteration, falsification or inappropriate use of documents is prohibited. 

1.2. True, Complete Information: Furnish correct, truthful, and complete information to University officials, committees, examiners, and boards.

1.3. Preservation of Evidence: Preserve and maintain evidence so as not to deny its presentation to University officials, committees, examiners, or boards.

1.4. Appearance before Officials: Appear before a University official, committee, examiner, or board when properly notified to appear if you are a principal party to a report.

1.5. Preservation of Records: Preserve the integrity, legitimacy, and accuracy of all records, documents, writings, and identifications, inclusive of all media types, used or maintained by the University so as to avoid injury, fraud, or misrepresentation.

1.6. Self-Identification: Self-identify with a photo Identification Card when requested by an authorized University official. The official must, in turn, provide identification if the student requests it. Students are expected to carry identification on their person at all times.

1.7. Identification Cards: Utilize the University Identification Card exclusively for the student’s own use in obtaining University services and privileges. A student may obtain an Identification Card at the Campus Card Office at the beginning of the student’s first academic year.

A student’s Identification Card and its applications are not transferable. Lost cards can be reported online through the Campus Card Office website. This will disable your card and protect your meal plan accounts and access. If you find your card before you have a chance to replace it, you can use the same steps to reactivate your card. Damaged cards will be replaced free of charge, but there is a fee to replace a lost card. The student must turn in the damaged card to the Campus Card Office, located in Kutz Hall. Students must not be in possession of more than one Brandeis identification card at any given time.

1.8. Proper Identification: The use of any identification that is not your own is strictly prohibited. Providing your identification card for others to use is prohibited.

1.9. Proper Entitlement to Privileges: Seek and/or access or obtain only those University privileges, services, facilities, or activities (check cashing, student elections, athletic events, group examinations, registration, library, campus technologies, etc.) to which the student is properly entitled.

1.10. Encouragement of Others to Violate Policy: Refrain from encouraging, enticing, influencing, assisting, or enlisting another student to violate any of the University standards or policies listed in this code or in other official University documents and policies. Any student who facilitates misconduct of another directly through action or indirectly through instruction or advice may be held responsible.

1.11 Official Correspondence via Brandeis Email: Remain up to date with the use of the University-issued email account (ensure you review and respond to University communications as needed, ideally every 24 hours). This account is the University’s primary means of communicating information and important requests regarding updates, policies, procedures, and events. Students will be responsible for emailed notices and instructions and should take care to forward their Brandeis email to a preferred account if another account is preferred. Students in receipt of official University correspondence are required to respond when/how the communication indicates it is necessary. Should a student fail to respond to these communications and if there is concern regarding the student, the University may need to utilize additional resources to be in communication with the student (Community Living, Brandeis Counseling Center, Dean of Students Office Public Safety, Office of Graduate Affairs, Emergency Contact, etc.). Additional outreach is designed to help ensure students' well being.