The University of North Dakota (UND) is committed to the principle of equal opportunity
in education and employment. UND does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity,
genetic information, creed, marital status, veteran's status, political belief or
affiliation or any other status protected by law. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education
Amendments of 1972, UND does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational
programs and activities, employment and admission. UND will promptly and equitably
investigate reports of discrimination or harassment and take disciplinary action as
Employees, including faculty, staff, residents, and students of the University of
North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences may not accept gifts from pharmaceutical
or device manufacturer representatives. This applies to food and meals except at Continuing
Medical Education (CME) events in compliance with Accreditation Council for Continuing
Medical Education (ACCME) standards for commercial support.
The Bylaws of the School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) specify how academic
and research policy recommendations are to be developed prior to action by the Dean.
They specify that the Dean is the final authority in the promulgation of the SMHS
policy, following advice and input from involved stakeholders (typically in the form
of the SMHS’s standing faculty committee structure) and the Faculty Academic Council
(FAC). The Bylaws also indicate that all academic policy documents are to be collated
in a central location.