EKU Paralegal Program Honor Code
Students enrolled in the EKU Paralegal Program must demonstrate the ability to make ethical decisions that adhere to the substance and spirit of the applicable ethical guidelines and rules maintained for the paralegal profession. Such guidelines and rules require that paralegals maintain a high level of personal and professional integrity and refrain from engaging in or assisting/inducing others in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation. If a student, enrolled in the EKU Paralegal Program, violates the EKU Student Code of Conduct or Academic Integrity Policy, the student may be disenrolled from the EKU Paralegal Program and denied graduation with an EKU Paralegal credential after careful consideration by the Paralegal Program Director (PPD).
If the Paralegal Program Director (PPD) determines that Code or AI violations warrant dismissal to the program, the PPD shall provide a written determination of dismissal to the student. The student may request a hearing on the written record disputing the determination of the PPD to the Department of Government Academic Practices Committee (DGAPC). A request for a hearing by the student must be submitted to the DGAPC within five (5) business days of notification by the PPD. The DGAPC shall consider only the written record of the PPD and student in determining whether to uphold or reverse the dismissal. If the PPD supplements the determination prior to the hearing on the written record before the DGAPC, the student shall be permitted to review the supplemented materials and respond in writing. If the dismissal is upheld, the student may appeal to the CLASS Associate Dean. Appeals must be submitted to the CLASS Associate Dean within five (5) business days of the DGAPC determination. The CLASS Associate Dean shall consider only the written record of the PPD and student in determining whether to uphold or reverse the dismissal. The CLASS Associate Dean determination is final and not appealable. The Hearing and Appeal shall only consider the written materials submitted by the parties. Neither the PPD nor student shall be permitted to be present during the Hearing or Appeal.