Student Conduct

Med-Assist School of Hawaii is committed to providing an educational environment conducive to learning. This includes an expectation that all students will conduct themselves in a courteous and professional manner, paying particular heed towards displaying proper student conduct, as well as refraining from improper student conduct, as described and defined in the section below.


Academic Honesty

All students are expected to uphold the highest standards of academic honesty. These standards include a fundamental disdain for academic dishonesty, which specifically includes cheating and plagiarism.

  1. Cheating: Cheating includes, but is not necessarily limited to, the following: 
  • Providing or receiving unauthorized assistance during an examination.
  • Procuring unauthorized information about an examination prior to it being administered.
  • Altering the records of any grade or answer after an examination has been submitted.
  • Falsifying any official school record either to obtain admission to the school, or to represent the school for any personal or professional reason.
  1. Plagiarism: Plagiarism includes, but is not necessarily limited to, the following:
  • Submitting any document to satisfy an academic requirement that has been copied in whole or in part from work produced from another individual without identifying it as that individual’s work.
  • Neglecting to document a quotation or an idea which was essentially produced by another source.

Disciplinary action will be brought against students who are found guilty of cheating and/or plagiarism, which can include immediate dismissal from the school.


Respect for Property & Resources

All students must respect the private property and resources of the school and other students. It should go without saying but in fact will be stated here, that students must not steal, abuse, damage, or render unusable any property or resource belonging to the school or to other students. Failure to adhere to this basic understanding may result in a requirement to cover the costs for any repair or replacement of property or resource, and/or expulsion from the school, and/or criminal prosecution.


Summary of Civil and Criminal Penalties for Violating Federal Copyright Laws

Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement.

Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or “statutory” damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. For “willful” infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys’ fees. For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505.

Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense.

The website for the U. S. Copyright Office is The FAQ link