ORPT Culture of Respect, Regulations and Policies

Culture of Respect

The School of Outdoor Recreation, Parks & Tourism strives to create a culture of respect in all our learning environments.

Principles to keep in mind:

  • We all have the right to learn.
  • We all share in the responsibility to not deprive others of their right to learn.
  • We are all part of a community that is committed to respect for all individuals, regardless of gender, race, sex, class, sexual orientation, ability, body size, age, religion, and national origin.
  • We are all accountable for our actions and for our words.

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Please contribute to an engaging and respectful learning environment by:

  • Attending all scheduled classes and arriving on time. Late arrivals and early departures are very disruptive.
  • Being prepared for each class (e.g. readings, appropriate outdoor clothing, assigned tasks completed).
  • Not engaging in side conversations, as they make listening difficult for others.
  • Not scheduling other activities during this class time.
  • Sitting in the last row, if you need to use your laptop for matters related to the course. This will prevent your screen activity from distracting other students.
  • Letting your instructor(s) know immediately if you are experiencing a problem that is preventing you from performing satisfactorily in this class.
  • Making use of scheduled office hours to discuss course material with your instructors.
  • Not expecting instructors to check or respond to emails according to your own tight schedule or deadline, especially in the evenings, on weekends, or at the end of field trips.
  • Asking for help on an assignment only after you have truly tried to resolve issues yourself.
  • Not coming to a meeting for help on an assignment unprepared.
  • Not using cell phones or texting during class time

University Regulations & Policies

The following policies apply to all of our programs:

Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism Regulations

General Policies


Academic Dishonesty/ Plagiarism Policy (Calendar)

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

Harassment and Discrimination Policy and Procedures

Medical Certificates - Health and Wellness

Reappraisal and Academic Appeals

Special Examinations

Student Code of Conduct

University Regulations (Calendar)

Approved University Policies