Your commitment to being a student at Ferris State University begins
with an understanding of and appreciation for the Core Values of the
institution which are:
Embodied in the University’s Core Values are certain expectations of you
as a member of our learning community, including, but not limited to,
As a Ferris State University student, you will be an active learner.
It is expected that you attend class. Appropriate class attendance includes being
on time, coming prepared and being attentive.
It is expected that you study. Studying is an intentional, deliberate act requiring
hard work. This includes seeking out the various resources designed to help you be
It is expected that you will treat your professors and fellow classmates with courtesy
It is expected that you will be ethical in your scholarship and will practice academic
integrity. This includes properly crediting others for their ideas that you may find
As a Ferris State University student, you will take responsibility for your health
It is expected that you recognize that eating properly, getting adequate sleep and
exercise are all factors in maintaining your health and that good health is conducive
to your success.
It is expected that you recognize that the use/abuse of alcohol and other drugs is
detrimental to your health and a potential barrier to your success.
It is expected that you will be responsible for your wellness and make use of appropriate
University resources to assist you as needed.
As a Ferris State University student, you will be an ethical member of the University
It is expected that you respect the rights and property of others, recognizing that
this includes the larger community of Big Rapids.
It is expected that you will discourage bigotry and strive to learn from differences
in people, opinions and ideas.
It is expected that you abide by the Student Code of Community Standards and the laws
of the State of Michigan.
It is expected that you involve yourself in leadership, service and/or personal development
opportunities outside of the classroom as part of your comprehensive educational experience.