Duke Policies

Classroom Disruption, Disorderly Conduct & Failure to Comply

The successful conduct of courses depends upon a basic spirit of mutual respect and cooperation among the participants. If a student disrupts a class, in such a way that it seriously compromises the educational experience of the course for other students and/or prevents the instructor from accomplishing the goals of the course as outlined in the syllabus, the instructor may ask the student to leave the class meeting.

Related Documents:
Office of Student Conduct: Classroom Disruption
Faculty Handbook: Chapter 6: Responsibilities with respect to Students (pdf)

Last Updated: 1/2014 Policy Owner: Office of Student Conduct