RULES & REGULATIONS
UNIVERSITY RULES AND REGULATIONS
ADDIS ABABA MEDICAL UNIVERSITY (AAMUC) enacts the following regulations for the care, preservation, and protection of the property governed by the University and to ensure appropriate conduct of those on AAMUC property. These provisions are made in order to assure the successful operation of the University, maintain good order and to promote the values and objectives of AAMUC. The regulations outlined below also remove unnecessary and improper interferences with University activities and with the lawful activities of those coming upon land governed by the University.
The following regulations as well as all applicable Republic of Somaliland laws and regulations shall apply on all University property and all University sponsored events. All accidents, crimes and violations of the regulations occurring on University property must be promptly reported to the University Police or security officers.
Drugs and Alcohol Policy
1.Students, employees, and visitors of AAMUC are expected to observe Republic of Somaliland laws concerning possession and use of drugs and alcohol. It is a criminal offence to use, possess or distribute drugs and alcohol or to be under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Perpetrators will be subject to criminal charges and disciplinary action by the University.
- Possession shall consist of having an open or unopened container of alcohol or any illegal drugs on the person, or in the vehicle of occupancy, immediately before challenge by an enforcing official.
Use of AAMUC Property
1.The use of University buildings, physical facilities, equipment and supplies is limited to the purposes designated by the University. Prior approval by the appropriate University authority must be sought before any individual can partake in the use of AAMUC property. Specific regulations governing the use of the University buildings and physical facilities may be obtained from the University Police, or the Director of Conference and Co-Curricular Services.
- It is unlawful for any person to misuse or cause damage to any building, physical facility or equipment under the governance of the University. Students are required to pay the reasonable costs of damage done by them to any University property.
- It is unlawful for any person to remove equipment or property owned by the University unless prior authorization is given to them by the appropriate authority.
- It is unlawful for an individual to damage any tree, shrub, or herbaceous plant or remove any identification sign or tag.
- No person shall dispose of refuse of any kind on University property.
- No person owning or having under their control any animal shall permit such animal to be upon University property without a leash suitably attached so as to restrain its movements. Such animals, except those owned by the University for the purpose of instruction or those used by the visually impaired, are not permitted in University buildings without the prior authorization of the University Police. Horses, unless authorized, are not permitted on land governed by the University.
- No person shall picnic on University property in areas not authorized or designated as picnic areas.
- No person shall construct or otherwise erect, or abide in any lean-to, trailer, tent or other temporary shelter facility anywhere within the confines of land governed by the University, without prior authorization.
- It shall be unlawful for any person to trespass on University property that is posted.
- It is unlawful for any person to cause damage to or remove any notices, advertisements, any identification sign or tag from the University's notice board.
Disturbance in a Public Place
1.Any actions that disrupt the academic process of students are prohibited
- Students have the right (1) to attend and participate in classes or other University sponsored activities (2) to pass from class to class and building to building without undue obstruction (3) to study within a calm atmosphere within designated areas. These rights shall not be infringed upon by individual students, student organizations, the faculty, the administration or any outside individual, group or agency.
- Individuals or organizations wishing to demonstrate must do so within the guidelines established for those purposes by the University so as to preserve the rights outlined above. Permission for such activities must be obtained from the Dean of Community and Student Enrichment.
- Any approved University function held off campus where there is a public or private complaint regarding nuisance, destruction of private or public property, disruption of public safety, or any other type of complaint will be just cause for disciplinary action against the individual or individuals, sponsoring group or groups, who are found responsible for the disruption.
Dress and Appearance
Individuals are required to dress properly with modesty and moderation being an expectation.
The conduct of students must be in accordance with the objectives and values of AAMUC. Any misconduct that interferes with the educational mission of the University is a serious offense for which the student will be subject to disciplinary action by his/her teacher and/or other University personnel:
1. No person shall conduct themselves in such a way as to deprive others of an orderly atmosphere for learning.
- Each student is expected to comply with the classroom regulations of an individual teacher as established by the teacher at the beginning of the semester.
All members of the University are expected to maintain high standards of academic conduct and professional relationships based on courtesy, honesty and mutual respect. AAMUC considers any violation of academic integrity as a serious offense whereby the student can expect to be penalised. The penalties for breaches in academic integrity can be grading sanctions administered by his/her instructor up to failure of the class in which the breach was found. The student can also be subject to additional disciplinary action by the University. AAMUC recognizes each of the following as specific breaches of Academic Integrity:
1.Plagiarism:No student shall use the work or ideas of others without acknowledgement or permission, as appropriate.
- Cheating/Collusion: No student shall before, during or after an assessment or examination seeks to gain an unfair advantage or assist another student to do so.
- Falsification: Any attempt to present fictitious or distorted data, evidence, references, experimental results or other material and/or knowingly to make use of such material is prohibited.
- Recycling: is where a piece of work which has already been used in one context is used again (without declaration and without the University's permission) in another context.
1. No persons shall owe money to the University such as tuition, fees, loans, library fines, bookstore accounts, or facility fees or charges for food or refreshments unless satisfactory arrangements have been made for repayment.
- Restitution for services rendered, or for property misused, destroyed or damaged, may be required by the University.
Any individual on University property should present acceptable identification (e.g. student ID card, library card, and cash control card) upon request by University staff.
Theft or Damage of Property
No person or persons shall steal or damage property belonging to another person, organization, or institution. Violators may be handled by the local police, the University disciplinary process, or both.
Falsification of Records
No person shall give false or incomplete responses to questions, verbal or written, on University applications, forms or other documents required by authorized representatives of the University.
Parking and Traffic
1. University roadways and service drives are considered public roads. Therefore, local traffic ordinances and state traffic laws shall apply, and is be enforced by the University Police and local police.
- All posted traffic and parking regulations must be followed.
- Parking is restricted and/or prohibited in areas posted as such.
- Persons other than University staff are prohibited from parking in lots designated as staff only.
1. Selling, soliciting and advertising are prohibited on University property unless prior authorization is given by the Dean.
- All materials to be posted, distributed or sold on University property must be approved by the Office of the Dean.
- Distribution of hand bills on vehicles on University property is prohibited.
Smoking and the use of all tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes, is prohibited inside University buildings.
No person, other than law enforcement personnel or an individual authorized by the director of the University police department, shall possess a weapon on property owned, leased or otherwise in the possession of the University.
As used in this policy, the term "weapon" shall mean: (1) firearms; (2) explosives or explosive devices including, but not limited to, fireworks, firecrackers or firearm ammunition; (3) knife, stabbing instrument, brass knuckles, blackjack, club, or other object specifically designed or customarily possessed for use as a weapon; or (4) an object or substance, not normally considered a weapon, that is used in a threatening or harmful manner likely to cause bodily injury or death.
When policies of other organizations apply
When students are involved in cooperative education, internships, clinical or other related academic experience(s), and their conduct is governed by the policies, rules and regulations of the host organization and those of the University. Violations of the host organization's policies, rules or regulations may subject a student to immediate course or program dismissal or other appropriate University discipline.
Enforcement of Rules and Regulations
1.Except with respect to student discipline, University Police shall be charged with the responsibility and authority to enforce these rules and regulations as well as applicable federal, state, and local laws, statutes, and ordinances.
- Persons accused of violating these rules may be reported to the law enforcement agency having jurisdiction. Students and University employees may be subject to discipline.