The Ohio State University at Marion

Syllabus Statements for Students

Academic Misconduct

The Committee on Academic Misconduct (COAM) recommends that every faculty member, instructor, and graduate teaching associate who is teaching a course prepare and distribute (or make available) to all students a course syllabus that contains a statement concerning "academic misconduct" or "academic integrity." The Ohio State University does not have a standardized statement on academic misconduct that instructors can use in their syllabi. Thus, COAM has prepared the following statement, which course instructors are free to use (with or without modification) for their syllabi.

"It is the responsibility of the Committee on Academic Misconduct to investigate or establish procedures for the investigation of all reported cases of student academic misconduct. The term "academic misconduct" includes all forms of student academic misconduct wherever committed; illustrated by, but not limited to, cases of plagiarism and dishonest practices in connection with examinations. Instructors shall report all instances of alleged academic misconduct to the committee (Faculty Rule 3335-5-487). For additional information, see the Code of Student Conduct at"

Office of Disability Services

The university strives to make all learning experiences as accessible as possible. Students seeking to request COVID-related accommodations may do so through the university’s request process, managed by Disability Services. If you anticipate or experience academic barriers based on your disability (including mental health, chronic, or temporary medical conditions), please let the Marion ODS coordinator know immediately and privately discuss regarding the possible options. To establish reasonable accommodations, the ODS coordinator recommends that you register with the Office for Disability Services (ODS). After registration, make arrangements with the coordinator as soon as possible to discuss your accommodations so that they may be implemented in a timely fashion. ODS Marion contact information:; 740-725-6247; ODS website; 128 Maynard Hall, 1461 Mount Vernon Avenue, Marion, Ohio.

The Academic Success Center (ASC)

The Academic Success Center (ASC), now located in the Learning Center at the Library Classroom Building (Room 105R), offers tutoring services (at no additional cost to tuition) to assist students with their learning. The ASC consists of three Centers: Chemistry and Biology Center, Math and Engineering Learning Center, and Writing Center. Each provide professional tutoring on a drop-in and appointment basis. For questions regarding centers, visit the circulation desk in the Library Monday-Thursday 8 am-8 pm and Friday 8 am- 4 pm. For the most up-to-date information regarding all aspects of the centers, or to submit a request for peer tutoring in disciplines outside those listed above please visit our website (, or email

The Math and Engineering Learning Center is coordinated by Vijay Garapati who provides professional help with mathematics, engineering, statistics, and physics. He plans to host in-person drop-in hours throughout the semester. For information, visit

The Writing Center team is coordinated by Katie Braun and Amy Tibbals. They offer help with writing at any stage of the writing process. They work with you on any kind of writing, from papers/reports for classes to application materials to workplace documents. The team plans to host in-person and Zoom drop-in hours this semester. For more information, visit

The Chemistry and Biology Center is coordinated by Tiffiny Rye-McCurdy. She is ready to help you with chemistry, biology, and biochemistry courses. She helps with the concepts during both in-person and virtual drop-in hours. For details, visit

Counseling & Wellness Center

Counseling services for students are available in-person (protocols permitting) and tele-mental health appointments via Zoom. Mental health concerns or stressful events can lead to diminished academic performance or a reduction in the ability to function well. If you or a student you know is struggling with life on or off-campus, help is available by emailing Leslie Beary ( or Ellen Farrell ( If you are in crisis, call 9-1-1. To speak to someone outside of normal office hours, students can reach the Ohio State University After-Hours Line at 614-292-5766. Help is also available through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by calling or texting 988 or contacting Crisis Text Line by texting 4Hope to 741-741.

Statement on Title IX

Creating an environment free from harassment, discrimination, and sexual misconduct

The Ohio State University is committed to building and maintaining a community to reflect diversity and to improve opportunities for all. All Buckeyes have the right to be free from harassment, discrimination, and sexual misconduct. Ohio State does not discriminate based on age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, pregnancy (childbirth, false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, or recovery therefrom), race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status, or any other bases under the law, in its activities, academic programs, admission, and employment. Members of the university community also have the right to be free from all forms of sexual misconduct: sexual harassment, sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, and sexual exploitation.

On the Marion campus, to report harassment, discrimination, sexual misconduct, or retaliation and/or seek confidential and non-confidential resources and supportive measures, contact Shawn Jackson, Title IX Coordinator ( or 740-725-6219). To make a confidential report contact the Office of Counseling & Wellness counselors Leslie Beary ( or Ellen Farrell (

Additional resources are available on the Columbus Campus through the Office of Institutional Equity:

  1. Online reporting form at,
  2. Call 614-247-5838 or TTY 614-688-8605,
  3. Or Email

The university is committed to stopping sexual misconduct, preventing its recurrence, eliminating any hostile environment, and remedying its discriminatory effects. All university employees have reporting responsibilities to the Office of Institutional Equity to ensure the university can take appropriate action:

  • All university employees, except those exempted by legal privilege of confidentiality or expressly identified as a confidential reporter, have an obligation to report incidents of sexual assault immediately.
  • The following employees have an obligation to report all other forms of sexual misconduct as soon as practicable but at most within five workdays of becoming aware of such information: 1. Any human resource professional (HRP); 2. Anyone who supervises faculty, staff, students, or volunteers; 3. Chair/director; and 4. Faculty member.

Grievances and solving problems

A student who encounters a problem related to his/her educational program has a variety of avenues available to seek resolution. (Note: the procedures for grade grievances are explicitly covered in the faculty rules). Typically, a student is advised to resolve any dispute, disagreement, or grievance as directly as possible, engaging with the person or persons most closely involved. The faculty and staff of the departments and colleges are available to work with students in this regard. If this step does not produce acceptable results, the student should follow a logical stepwise progression to address the academic concerns.

You should seek to resolve the grievance concerning a grade or academic practice by speaking first with the instructor or professor. Then, if necessary, take your case to the Ombudsperson of the campus, Marianna Klochko ( 740-725-6243, Campus dean or associate dean, and to the provost, in that order. Specific procedures are outlined in Faculty Rule 3335-8-23.

The role of the Ombudsperson is to work as the campus mediator for faculty, staff and students’ grievances. The ombudsperson will attempt to resolve students’ grievances within the university community by supplementing, rather than replacing, other means for redress of grievances. The Ombudsperson intercedes when other attempts have failed to resolve concerns. The Ombudsperson cannot dispute grades or grading methodology or course requirements with instructors. (Grievance examples could include student life on campus or student/instructor conflicts). All matters discussed with the Ombudsperson are held in the strictest of confidence. The Ombudsperson office can also assist faculty and staff with questions/concerns with other university faculty or staff.

Content warning language

Some content in this course may involve media that may elicit a traumatic response in some students due to descriptions of and/or scenes depicting acts of violence, acts of war, or sexual violence and its aftermath. If needed, please take care of yourself while watching/reading this material (leaving classroom to take a water/bathroom break, debriefing with a friend, contacting a confidential Sexual Violence Advocate 614-267-7020, or Counseling and Consultation Services at 614-292-5766 and contacting the instructor if needed). Expectations are that we all will be respectful of our classmates while consuming this media and that we will create a safe space for each other. Failure to show respect to each other may result in dismissal from the class.


The materials used in connection with this course may be subject to copyright protection and are only for the use of students officially enrolled in the course for the educational purposes associated with the course. Copyright law must be considered before copying, retaining, or disseminating materials outside of the course.

Financial Aid/Attendance Reporting

Regularly attending class is critical in achieving academic success. If you receive some form of financial aid, such as the Pell Grant and/or the Federal Direct Student Loan, federal regulations require you to attend classes. In part, this is why your instructor records attendance. Maintaining satisfactory academic progress (SAP) is important in preserving your future eligibility for financial resources. The Ohio State University is required by federal law to verify the enrollment of students who participate in Federal Title IV student aid programs (Federal grants and student loans) and/or who receive educational benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs. It is the responsibility of the university to identify students who do not commence attendance or who stop attendance in any course for which they are registered and paid. Non-attendance is reported by each instructor and can result in a student being administratively withdrawn from the class section. Please contact the Financial Aid Office located in Maynard Hall, room 100 at 740-725-6242 or email to: for information regarding the impact of course withdrawals on financial aid eligibility. For more information, please check: