Code of Civility and Advisor Confidentiality

To promote a positive, collegial atmosphere among students, faculty, and staff, UMUC has developed the following.

Code of Civility


Treat all students, faculty, and staff with respect and in a professional and courteous manner at all times, whether in person or in written communication (including e-mail).


Refrain from using profanities, insults, or other disparaging remarks.


Endeavor to cite only the truth and not knowingly misrepresent, mischaracterize, or misquote information received from others.


Take responsibility for your own actions instead of blaming others.


Work together with other students, faculty, and staff in a spirit of cooperation toward our common goals of seeking and providing a quality education.


Strive to uphold the right to privacy and not talk about others.


Respect the differences in people and their ideas and opinions and reject bigotry.

Advisor Confidentiality

Advisors should respect student privacy. However, they have an obligation to report any information they learn about violations of the law or of UMUC policies, particularly in cases of academic dishonesty or endangerment to the student or to others. This information must be reported to the Office of Associate Provost, Student Affairs.