Behavioral Expectations

As a USP student, you will spend the semester in close contact with Ugandans. It is important to remember that we are guests in their country. Sensitivity to their cultural and social traditions and respect for them means remaining flexible and being willing to do things the Ugandan way. Students should seek to behave as good ambassadors of North America, their home institutions and, most importantly, of Christ.

In keeping with such expectations, all students are asked to sign and commit to the following statement prior to acceptance into the program:

  • By signing this code of conduct, I HEREBY RECOGNIZE that as a Uganda Studies Program at Uganda Christian University student, I will be living as a member of a Christ-centered community in Uganda, a learning community that demonstrates respect for its members and the surrounding local culture. While in this program, I will endeavor to conduct myself in a Christ-like way, displaying biblical virtues such as love, compassion, truthfulness, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

    In addition to cultivating Christian virtues, I will abide by the code of conduct of the program, which prohibit the following: academic dishonesty, plagiarism, sexual immorality and promiscuity (including any sexual activity outside of marriage), theft, violence, disruptive or abusive behavior, bullying, racial and sexual harassment, and unlawful or non-medical use, misuse, or possession of drugs, narcotics, inhalants, and other controlled substances, including marijuana. 
  • FURTHERMORE, out of respect for the values and home institutional policies of others in this community and Uganda Christian University, I will abstain from the use of alcohol and tobacco while enrolled as a student in the program. 
  • I UNDERSTAND that violation of any of these standards is grounds for disciplinary action, up to and including immediate dismissal from the program at my own expense.

Upon notice of such a violation or conduct, the program director will provide the student with notice of the complaint or alleged violation and give an opportunity to be heard. Following this, the director will attempt to communicate, consult and coordinate with the senior student life official at the student's home institution.

The director will then make a decision with respect to the appropriate disciplinary response and will inform the student and the senior student life official at the home campus of that decision.

Uganda Studies Program at Uganda Christian University