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Code of Conduct

Harding expects its students to conduct themselves as responsible citizens with an understanding and philosophy of life consistent with Christian ideals. In addition to the promotion of scholarly pursuits, Harding University endeavors to instill within each student a deeper spiritual quality. All members of Harding’s administration and faculty are dedicated to building Christian character and responsibility within each student.

Enrollment at the University is viewed as a privilege that brings the attendant responsibilities and accountability. Students are encouraged to develop a servant-leadership-ministry lifestyle that integrates faith, learning and living. Students are expected to pursue honesty and integrity, avoiding all forms of dishonesty.

While attending classes and events at Harding’s Searcy campus, students must comply with Harding University’s policies concerning conduct. This includes the following specific items:

  • Harding is a drug-tobacco-alcohol-free campus
  • Modest dress is required
  • Inappropriate language is prohibited
  • No firearms or weapons are allowed on campus
  • Sexual immorality, including pornographic materials, are prohibited
  • Christian principles should be respected by all students

Upon registration to Harding University, M.B.A. students acknowledge and agree to uphold Christian principles for which Harding stands. Harding University reserves the right to refuse admission or dismiss students whose lifestyle is not consistent with the Christian principles for which Harding stands and when the general welfare of the institution requires such action.  A standard form is provided and signed by each individual student in the M.B.A. program upon entry into the program concerning his/her commitment to uphold these principles.


Disciplinary Procedures

 *as stated on page 13 of the Graduate Catalog

 When it appears a rule of conduct or procedure has been broken, the Director of the Master of Business Administration program will conduct an investigation concerning the allegation.

  1. If possible, the issue will be resolved with the Director of the program and the student. 
  2. If not resolved between the Director of the program and the student, an appeal is presented to the Graduate Appeals Committee for their review and recommendation concerning the alleged code of conduct violation. 
  3. The appeal must be made to the Graduate Appeals Committee within 24 hours after the attempted resolution by the Director of the program and the student.
  4. The appeal shall be conducted in a fair and reasonable manner.
  5. All witnesses shall be required to affirm the truth of their testimonies.
  6. Presentation of evidence shall be as follows:
  • Evidence that supports the charge against the student or organization
  • Evidence of innocence or mitigation by the accused
  • Rebuttal evidence by both parties
  • Closing statements by both parties
     7.   Both parties shall have reasonable opportunity for cross-examination of witnesses.
     8.   The appeals will be open to the appealing party, representatives of the Graduate Appeal
           Committee and witnesses with relevant evidence to present. Only two eye witnesses
           from each side may present their case, and neither legal counsel, guardian nor parents of
           the accused shall be permitted to appear before this committee.

Disciplinary sanction can range from a written or verbal reprimand, suspension, and expulsion from the Master of Business Administration program.

Questions in regard to code of conduct for the Master of Business Administration program should be referred to the Director of the program.

Phone: 501-279-4523
Fax: 501-279-4805