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5.2.  Student Dress Code

              All  students  have  to  comply  with  appropriate  apparel  in  accordance  with  the  Sultanate’s
              customs  and  traditions.  Once  on  campus,  students  have  to  observe  the  following  dress

                  1)  The  Omani  Dishdasha  and  the  cap  or  “misar”  for  Omani  male  students.  The  Omani
                     Abaya with the head scarf for female students

                  2)  Non-Omani students have to wear decent apparel
                  3)  Students are allowed to wear special attire should that be necessitated by the task they
                     are performing during lab sessions, or when they are in hospitals or on field trips.
              The Director of Student affairs shall monitor the compliance with the University Student Dress
              Code,  investigate  violation  and  refer  them  to  the  Student  Disciplinary  Committee,  if
              transgression occurred outside the classroom.

              5.3.  Smoking Policy

              Smoking inside all buildings on campus is prohibited. Any student who violates this policy shall
              be  subjected  to  the  appropriate  disciplinary  action  in  accordance  with  University  rules  and

              5.4.  Academic Integrity Policy

              DU  creates  an  environment  where  students  and  staff  work  together  to  uphold  academic
              integrity  in  all  coursework  programs,  focusing  on  hard  work,  honesty  and  responsible
              behaviour  in  pursuit  of  knowledge.  It  also  provides  a  mechanism  to  prevent,  detect  and
              address all forms of academic misconduct by students.

              A  student  at  DU  is not expected to  violate  academic  integrity during examination or  in  any
              other form of assessment as part of course work. The course instructor, at the beginning of the
              semester,  explains  to  students  the  meaning  of  the  term  “Academic  Integrity”  and  the
              consequences  of  violating  it.  Any  student  accused  of  violating  academic  integrity  shall  be
              referred to the Student Disciplinary Committee for appropriate action.

              Various forms in which student can violate academic integrity are:

              5.4.1.  Cheating
              Cheating is defined as “employing or seeking to employ any unfair means in the examination or
              in any other form of work submitted for assessment as part of any university course”. It is a
              deliberate attempt to gain academic credit dishonestly or to help others to do this.
              5.4.2.  Collusion

              Collusion is defined as ‘Unauthorized collaboration on assessable work with another person or
              persons’. It is a form of cheating which occurs when students work together in a deceitful way
              to produce work for an assessment which is restricted to individual effort.

              5.4.3.  Plagiarism

              Plagiarism  is  defined as  the unauthorized  use of the  work  of  another person  as one’s  own,
              whether or not such work has been published. It is considered as academic theft. Plagiarism
              occurs when someone uses words, ideas or work attributable to another identifiable person or
              source, without attributing the work to the source from which it was obtained, in a situation in
              which there is a legitimate expectation of original work, in order to obtain some benefit.

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