Codes of Conduct

Students at WITS are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that reflects traditional Jewish standards and ethical values. This includes showing proper derech eretz in speech and demeanor to all Jewish Studies and General Studies faculty members, administrative personnel and each other. Any questions or clarifications regarding these values and standards may be discussed with the Menaheles.


WITS adheres to policies of classroom conduct, cell phone usage, appropriate attire, academic honesty, substance abuse and sexual misconduct.



Students are expected to arrive promptly to all class sessions and remain for the full duration of the session. Students should not daven during class sessions, nor arrive late due to davening.


Disturbing or distracting behavior will not be tolerated. Students who disturb the classroom learning environment will be excused from the session and it will be considered an absence.

Students are expected to conduct themselves in the manner befitting an Orthodox Jewish woman and in keeping with the standards and values of WITS. WITS adheres to policies of appropriate attire, academic honesty, cell phone usage, substance abuse and sexual misconduct.



Cell phone usage is absolutely prohibited in the classroom and on the entire second floor of the building. Cell phones must be turned off during class. A student who uses a cell phone in any way during a class, including texting, will be marked absent for that day and may be withdrawn from that course. The student may not be allowed to return to the class, and no credit or refund will be given for the course.

Students at WITS are expected to reflect the ethical values, personal conduct and appropriate dress required of an Orthodox Jewish woman. WITS subscribes to the philosophy that the appearance of the student has a direct impact on her personal conduct, demeanor and development. A code of appropriate dress is included in the Student Handbook and Academic Catalog.


All work is expected to be the result of the student’s own efforts unless properly acknowledged as the work of someone else. All primary and secondary source materials, whether quoted or paraphrased, must be cited in accordance with accepted style guidelines and appropriately credited. It is also unacceptable to submit another individual’s work or ideas as one’s own, cheat on exams and/or plagiarize in any form. Academic dishonesty is a very serious offense and is k’neged halacha. A student who cheats or plagiarizes will automatically receive a grade of “F” for the assignment. Violations will be further addressed by the Academic Affairs Committee.

In addition to the policy outlined in the Student Handbook, faculty are required to clearly define to their students the WITS policy on plagiarism. course and/or be dismissed from the institution.

All information submitted by students to the institution must be true, accurate and complete to the best of the student’s knowledge. Any falsification, misrepresentation or omission of fact will be cause for denial of admissions to the institution or immediate dismissal from the institution, regardless of when or how it was discovered.




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