The university reserves the right to terminate the enrollment of any student for unlawful, disorderly or immoral conduct, or for persistent failure to fulfill the purposes for which he or she was matriculated. Any students whose relations are so severed forfeit all rights and claims with respect to the institution.
In addition to dismissal for failure to comply with standards of conduct described in the Rules and Procedures of VCU and the VCU Honor Code, a student may be dismissed from the academic unit in which he or she is enrolled for failure to meet academic requirements prescribed by his or her academic unit or failure to exhibit the attitudes and skills deemed necessary to function within the chosen professional practice. VCU recognizes its responsibilities to the health professions and to the consumer of health services. Therefore, any action by a student considered to be unprofessional conduct according to the code of ethics and the laws and regulations governing the student’s chosen profession shall constitute cause for disciplinary action.
Unprofessional conduct includes, but is not limited to:
- Fraud or deceit in gaining admission to the university, i.e., false or obviously misleading representations on the admissions application
- An act that violates the established legal standards regarding conduct of one person toward society, i.e., stealing, lying, cheating and slander
- Conviction of a felony involving moral turpitude