Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science
I. Department Information:
E. Student Ethics Standards
These Student Ethics Standards are
consistent with the American Occupational Therapy
Association’s Code of Ethics, the Towson University
Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Agreements and Towson
University Student Code of Conduct.
1. Students are expected to be familiar with and
adhere to the AOTA Principles of Occupational
2. Students are expected to be familiar with and
adhere to the Towson University policies related to
the Student Code of Conduct and Academic Integrity.
3. 3. Students are expected to complete all exams
and assignments without cheating and without
plagiarism as defined by the Towson University
Student Academic Integrity Policy.
4. Students are expected to demonstrate
responsibility for learning and completing all
required learning experiences.
5. Students are expected to know and adhere to the
regulations within the agencies in which they are
assigned fieldwork. Such regulations involve dress,
health, behavior, and attendance.
6. Students are expected to discuss client
information only for professional purposes, in
accordance with the federal Health Insurance
Portability and Accountability Act. Client
identification must be withheld in classes,
seminars, and written reports, as well as in
7. Students are expected to maintain respect and
courtesy toward their own colleagues as well as
toward their faculty and fieldwork supervisors.
8. Students are expected to determine appropriate
levels of supervision with their fieldwork
supervisor for any and all procedures performed with
9. Students are expected to complete evaluations of
each course in which they are enrolled, in
accordance with Towson University procedures. These
evaluations are to be done independently and
10. Students are expected to assess their own
professional development and to participate in
discussions with faculty regarding the development
of these skills.
11. Students are expected to immediately report any
and all breach(es) of ethical conduct that they
observe to the appropriate person (i.e., course
instructor, Department Chairperson, Fieldwork
Supervisor, Fieldwork Administrator).
Revised 1982, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1997, 2011
consent is required for admission to all occupational therapy major