Institute Policies

To ensure a professional and ethical learning environment, all members of the IHP community abide by certain standards of behavior. The following policies make explicit our commitment to shared values. The Catalog contains additional policies related to student behavior.

Academic Integrity

You are responsible for reporting breaches of intellectual honesty, whether observed in a student or colleague. Let a department administrator as well as the Office of Student Affairs know about the violation. The Catalog defines four categories of academic dishonesty.

Accessibility Resources

It is the responsibility of the student with a qualified disability to request accommodation from the Office of Student and Alumni Services in a timely manner. Once the Office of Student and Alumni Services (OSAS) approves a student request, the staff will work with you to make a reasonable effort to provide adjustments and aids to allow the student equal access to the course.

Go Green

As part of the Institute’s commitment to minimizing environmental harm on human health, faculty should consider making readings available electronically and turning off lights and equipment after use.


Every instructor is responsible for abiding by federal law in reproducing and distributing protected material. The Institute librarian has prepared a guide on how to comply with legal requirements.  


The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students the right to review their student records and to restrict release of personal information.

Commitment to Diversity

Diversity at the MGH Institute encompasses an inclusive and welcoming environment that is enhanced by persons who differ in gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, socio-economic background, ability, sexual orientation and gender identity or expression, and religious belief. This link contains resources to help incorporate principles of cultural competence into teaching.

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