Code of Conduct

Academic integrity is fundamental to the activities and principles of a university. All members of the academic community must be confident that each person's work has been responsibly and honorably acquired, developed, and presented. Any effort to gain an advantage not given to all students is dishonest whether or not the effort is successful. The academic community regards breaches of the academic integrity rules as extremely serious matters. Sanctions for such a breach may include academic sanctions from the instructor, including failing the course for any violation, to disciplinary sanctions ranging from probation to expulsion. When in doubt about plagiarism, paraphrasing, quoting, collaboration, or any other form of cheating, consult the course instructor.

Students are expected to read and to strictly adhere to the University’s written policies on academic dishonesty. Cheating or plagiarism will result in a zero for the exam or assignment in question, and students caught violating University policy will be referred to the Provost for disciplinary action.

The University community welcomes intellectual diversity and respects student rights. Students who have questions concerning the quality of instruction in this class may address concerns to either the Departmental Chair or Divisional leader or Director or the Director of the Office of Students Rights and Responsibilities ( All students will have the opportunity to submit an anonymous evaluation of the instructor(s) at the end of the course.

University of Missouri System Executive Order No. 38 lays out principles regarding the sanctity of classroom discussions at the university. The policy is described fully in section 200.015 of the Collected Rules and Regulations. In this class, students may not make audio or video recordings of course activity, except students permitted to record as an accommodation under section 240.040 of the Collected Rules. All other students who record and/or distribute audio or video recordings of class activity are subject to discipline in accordance with provisions of section 200.020 of the Collected Rules and Regulations of the University of Missouri pertaining to student conduct matters.

Those students who are permitted to record are not permitted to redistribute audio or video recordings of statements or comments from the course to individuals who are not students in the course without the express permission of the faculty member and of any students who are recorded. Students found to have violated this policy are subject to discipline in accordance with provisions of section 200.020 of the Collected Rules and Regulations of the University of Missouri pertaining to student conduct matters.

  • No alcohol consumption is allowed in camp
  • Controlled substances that are not legally obtained (i.e. medical prescriptions) are not allowed in camp
  • Drunkenness or being under the influence in camp or during camp activities will not be tolerated
  • The legal drinking age in Wyoming is 21
  • Any suspected use or distribution of illicit drugs will be reported to the local police
  • Inappropriate or illegal behavior that is obviously associated with the use of alcohol or illegal drugs will be grounds for immediate dismissal from the course
    • Dismissal from the course because of alcohol- or drug-related misconduct will mean that the student dismissed will forfeit all tuition and fees associated with the course
    • A student dismissed from the course because of alcohol- or drug-related misconduct will be sent home at their own expense

Sex discrimination is prohibited by University policy and law in educational programs, activities and employment. Title IX applies to all students, employees, volunteers and visitors at the University and prohibits sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, and other forms of sex discrimination as defined in Section 600.020C of the Collected Rules and Regulations. Additionally, there is a specific application of Title IX in athletic programs to ensure gender equity and that women and men have equitable access to sports opportunities. As used in this policy, the word “sex” is also inclusive of the term “gender.” 

As stated in its applicable rules and policies, the University of Missouri does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability or status as a protected veteran. The University affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities by establishing the Equal Opportunity Policy statement in Section 320.010 of the Collected Rules and Regulations. The University's nondiscrimination policies apply to any phase of its employment process, any phase of its admission or financial aid programs, and other aspects of its educational programs or activities. Additionally, this policy and the existing Title IX policies apply to allegations of sexual misconduct or allegations of other forms of sex discrimination, as defined in Section 600.020C below, occurring within the University’s educational programs and activities and instances occurring in other settings, including off-campus if there are effects of the conduct that interfere with or limit students’ ability to participate in or benefit from the University’s educational programs and activities. Notices of nondiscrimination are posted on the websites and at other locations for the UM System and each of the campuses.

  • Smoking is not permitted inside any buildings in camp
  • Smoking is not permitted within 30 feet of any buildings in camp
  • A smoking outpost with a cigarette-butt collector has been placed in camp. Smokers please avail yourselves of this facility if you so desire
  • If you smoke, please pocket your cigarette butts and dispose of them in a trash can or butt collector
  • Smoking will not be tolerated in the vicinity of the dining hall
  • Lights off at 10:00 pm
    • Use the Lab or reading room after 10:00 pm to respect those who want to go to bed
  • Please respect the space and property of your fellow dorm mates
  • Friends, family or acquaintances visiting you during the camp session may not stay overnight in the dorms or on camp premises. There are hotels in town and sites available in several campgrounds in Sinks Canyon
    • No arrangements are available to feed visitors
  • Please respect our property, we respect yours
    • Do not write on your dorm walls, bookshelves or desks in the lab
    • Do not damage our trees
  • Dorms are locked after you depart in the morning, and unlocked in the afternoon shortly before your return from the field
  • Pets are prohibited