Student Policies

Academic Integrity

Genesis University is dedicated to strong academic standards, ideals, and practices and places the highest value on academic honesty and integrity. Standards for academic integrity prohibit dishonest academic behaviors. Therefore, a student who enrolls at Genesis University agrees to respect and acknowledge the research and ideas of others in his or her work and abide by regulations governing the submission of academic work as stipulated by Genesis University, the academic program, and faculty members.

Academic integrity requires that all academic work be wholly the product of an identified individual or individuals. Violations of academic integrity include:

Copying from or giving assistance to others on an examination
Plagiarizing portions of an assignment
Using forbidden material on an examination
Using a purchased term paper
Presenting the work of another as one’s own
To review, students are expected and obligated to respect and abide by the basic standards of personal and professional integrity.

Consider the following examples of possible violations:

Cheating during a test
Helping others to cheat
Using unauthorized materials for an assignment, quiz, or test
Receiving information about a test from someone who already took it earlier
Copying something from the Internet without acknowledgment
Summarizing someone else’s ideas without revealing the source
Sanctions for violations of the academic integrity policy may include, but is not limited to the following:

Requiring the student to repeat the assignment or do additional related assignment(s)
Lowering the grade or failing the student on the particular assignment involved
Lowering the grade or failing the student in the course
Dismissal from the school

Student Identity Verification Policy

Students are required to submit identification as part of the enrollment process. Genesis University students are also provided a unique username and password for accessing the student information system (SIS), and the virtual campus (LMS) for course work and submitting assignments. Students are also required to take proctored examinations or assessments during their program.


Genesis University is committed to complying with all applicable provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”). Genesis University does not discriminate against any qualified applicant because of such individual’s disability or perceived disability. In keeping with ADA, the regulations in 29 CFR Part 1630 (1992), and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), Genesis University will provide reasonable academic accommodations for students who provide formal documentation outlining their disabilities and their reasonable and appropriate requests. It is the student’s responsibility to seek available assistance and to make individual needs known to the Dean at the time of enrollment or as the need arises. Documentation to support the disability must be provided at the time of the request. Information regarding a student’s disability remains confidential.

Intellectual Property

Genesis University owns all proprietary rights, including patent, copyright, trade secret, and trademark rights, to all instructional and learning materials provided in conjunction with enrollment. No portion of the materials may be copied or otherwise duplicated, nor may the materials be distributed or transferred to any other person or entity. The materials are for the use of the individual student in a course. Any other use of the materials violates the enrollment agreement.

Genesis University encourages academic scholarship resulting in papers, publications, and presentations and respects student ownership in these areas. Students maintain full ownership of materials developed within the scope of course work.


Genesis University does not discriminate against individuals and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, childbirth, physical disability, mental disability, age, or military status.

Student Privacy

Student education records are maintained in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974. Student information that has been defined as educational records in federal and state law requires written student consent for access and release. In addition, each student creates an individual username and password, ensuring that his/her access to courses and other student information is private.

FERPA specifies that directory information is information contained in an education record of a student that would not generally be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed. As such, directory information may be released without the student’s written consent under FERPA.

GenesisU currently defines directory information as the following:

Telephone number
Email address
Major field(s) of study, degree sought
Enrollment status, including academic level
Dates of attendance
Total cumulative credits
Expected graduation date/term
Degrees, honors and awards received (type and date/term granted)
Previously attended educational agencies or institutions

Grievance Procedure

If, for any reasons, a student has a complaint, grievance, or dispute with Genesis University, the student has the right to seek a satisfactory resolution through the following process:

1) Notification – The student must submit a written letter postmarked no later than 15 days after the occurrence to: Registrar, Genesis University, 4000 Alton Road, Miami Beach, FL 33140. The letter must state the basis for the complaint, grievance, or dispute, provide details of the matter, and describe the requested remedy. The Registrar shall respond with a decision in writing within 15 days of receipt of the written letter.

2) Appeal – If the requested remedy is denied, the student may appeal in writing via mail within an additional 15 day period to: CAO, Genesis University, 4000 Alton Road, Miami Beach, FL 33140. Failure to submit an appeal letter within the additional 15 day period will indicate that the student has accepted the initial decision as final and the matter shall be closed. Upon submission of the appeal letter, the CAO shall review the grievance and render a decision within 15 days of receipt of the appeal. The decision of the CAO shall be final.

If necessary, as an alternative, a student can follow the above procedures but use the COO as the point of contact.

Out-of-State Distance Education students, who have completed the internal institutional grievance process and the applicable state grievance process, may appeal non‐instructional complaints to the FL‐SARA PRDEC Council. For additional information on the complaint process, please visit the FL‐SARA Complaint Process page.

Students may also contact the Distance Education Accrediting Commission if a complaint cannot be resolved using the school’s grievance procedure including the appeals process.

Distance Education Accreditation Council
1101 17th Street NW, Suite 808
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 234-5100

Conflict of Interest

If a student feels there is any conflict of interest with a faculty member he or she may follow the following procedure: The concern should be put into writing and addressed to Registrar, Genesis University, 4000 Alton Road, Miami Beach, FL 33140. We will address the issue and make any necessary resolution within 30 business days. A question or concern that the student feels was not satisfactorily resolved by the Registrar, can be addressed in writing to Robert Frankel, CAO, Genesis University, 4000 Alton Road, Miami Beach, FL 33140. The CAO will review the matter and make a resolution, if warranted. The CAO will inform the student of his determination in writing, within 30 business days.