Class Policies


Students are expected to behave in accordance with the university’s Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities, found here: Plagiarism, cheating, and other forms of academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. Students engaging in academic dishonesty will receive a 0 on the associated assignment and may reported to the chair of the department or the University’s Office of Student Conduct and the Academic Integrity Committee. Consistent with these regulations and policies, students are expected to behave in accordance with the American Psychological Association Code of Ethical Conduct, found here:

The University of Memphis Department of Psychology seeks to understand and address issues of culture, disability, ethnicity, gender, generation, sexual orientation, national origin, privilege, race, and different views on religion in education, policy, research, practice, recruitment, and retention of diverse populations. In this, it strives to offer resources that promote goals of cultural humility, mutual respect, and social justice at the level of the department, university, and broader community.

The Department of Psychology endorses the American Psychological Association’s policies and recommendations regarding these diversity issues, as evident in the following sources:

Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs at Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct at

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition at


If you have a disability that interferes with completion of any coursework (including tests) or difficulty in accessing any course materials, (1) notify the instructor privately during the first two weeks of the course and (2) contact Disability Resources for Students (DRS) located in 110 Wilder Tower and at 678-2880. DRS offers a comprehensive program of services and academic accommodations designed to provide access and opportunity to students with disabilities. The instructor will work with you and DRS to determine how best to adapt course materials or instruction.

Electronic Communications

Course announcements as well as consultation with the instructor may occur via e-mail. You are required to activate your university e-mail account in order to be a student at the University. The University considers this account to be your official university e-mail address and will use it to disseminate information. You must either check your university e-mail account regularly or forward your university e-mail to a personal e-mail account that you will check regularly. After you have established your university e-mail account, you can use iAM, the University’s identity management service, to forward your university e-mail to a personal e-mail account.