Microverse Community Code of Conduct

By visiting and using this website, microverse.org, or any related services offered by Microverse, you acknowledge that you agree to this Code of Conduct. This Code of Conduct is applied in conjunction with the Student Honor Code to form expected behavior and interaction on Microverse. Both documents are part of the overall Terms and Conditions.


General Code of Conduct

At Microverse, we care about our students and strive to create a learning environment where everyone can feel at ease and comfortable. At Microverse, we are all global citizens. We are committed to making participation in our courses a harassment-free experience for everyone regardless of age, body size, disability, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, level of experience, nationality, personal appearance, race, religion, or sexual identity and orientation. This code of conduct is in place to ensure that all students treat their fellow students, mentors, and Microverse staff members with respect and engage in a professional manner.

We encourage our students to add to the positive learning environment with the following:

  • Consciously using inclusive language
  • Respecting different viewpoints and experiences
  • Accepting constructive criticism, and offering helpful criticism
  • Keeping focus on the projects and what is best for the classroom
  • Expressing empathy towards fellow students

These skills will continue to be important into your careers as software engineers in the global market.

Microverse has full discretion to take corrective action against any behavior that we feel is inappropriate. We reserve the right to suspend access to your account at any time for any reason. Violators of this Code of Conduct may receive a warning, messages may be edited or removed, users may have their account or IP address banned temporarily or permanently.

This Code of Conduct applies to all aspects of Microverse and microverse.org.

If you witness any violation of this Code of Conduct, from a fellow student, mentor, or staff member, please contact us at [email protected] All complaints will be reviewed and will result in a response that is deemed necessary. All reports will be handled carefully to maintain confidentiality.

Microverse reserves the right to update this Code of Conduct at any time without notice.

Conduct Expectation and Policies

Attendance

An extremely important part of the Microverse learning experience is attendance. In our peer to peer, remote learning environment, someone not showing up doesn't just disrupt their own learning, but it disrupts the learning of others. This doesn't facilitate our positive learning environment.

All Microverse students are expected to do the following:

  • Attend all scheduled meetings with other students, mentors, and Microverse employees.
  • Show up to meetings on time. Punctuality will be very important to your future employers.
  • If a meeting must be missed, communicate that as soon as possible.
    • If it is a meeting with an individual, update your calendar invite (if applicable) to show that you will miss the meeting, and send an email apologizing for missing the time and proposing a time to make up the meeting.
    • If it is a group meeting, contact the group, and let them know why you are missing the meeting. If it must be rescheduled (like a for a group project) propose a new time, or ask that you are given notes from the meeting and any action items you will need to follow up on alone.
  • Provide as much information as possible about the reasons for missing a meeting.

If you have more than five unexplained absences, you may be expelled from the Microverse program

If you are regularly missing meetings, attending late, or not following the above code of conduct for professional meeting interactions, you will receive an official warning from Microverse, and continued bad behavior may lead to expulsion.

Harassment-Free Learning Space

As a member of the Microverse community, you acknowledge that you will not post or say anything abusive, rude, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, advertising or marketing related, or sexually oriented. Any material that suggests illegal activity or contains illegal content is also forbidden. Any harassing or threatening of another student, mentor, or Microverse employee is not allowed and will not be tolerated.

Additional examples of unacceptable behavior include but are not limited to:

  • The use of sexualized language, imagery, or unwelcomed sexual attention
  • Insulting comments, or personal attacks
  • Public or private harassment
  • Releasing other student's or mentor's private information, such as an address or phone number, without permission
  • Any other conduct that would be considered inappropriate for a professional setting
  • Soliciting or selling of services, products, goods
  • Recruiting for companies or other training programs
  • Scraping, mass downloading or using any automated software to download assets from the Microverse website
  • Hacking the Microverse website or tools or in any way taking advantage of bugs in the system. If you notice any bugs, submit a bug report to [email protected]
  • Sharing of accounts between multiple users

The Microverse Slack channels, and emails are for Microverse related projects. Please avoid asking questions that are not related to Microverse such as work, personal projects or assignments from other classes/programs.

Student Honor Code

Trust is at the core of any learning institution; staff and mentors need to trust that students did the assignments and students need to trust that mentors and staff have their best intentions in mind. Being an online program, trust is even more important to our ability to instruct and learn from one another. To this end, we have created an Honor Code, by which all members of the Microverse community must abide. Trust between students, mentors, and staff enriches the widespread collaboration that commonly occurs. The Honor Code deepens bonds between students and encourages a sense of personal responsibility that extends beyond the coursework and builds the groundwork for the rest of your professional interactions.

The Microverse Honor Code is a declaration by the entire Microverse community, from students to mentors to staff, that everyone at Microverse will refrain from stealing, lying, or cheating on assignments, assessments or any coursework in the curriculum. Stealing is the intentional taking of any property without right or permission. Lying is intentional misrepresentation of any form. Cheating is any practice, method, or assistance, whether explicitly forbidden or unmentioned, that involves any degree of dishonesty, fraud, or deceit. Cheating includes plagiarism, which is representing another's ideas or words as one's own.

Each Microverse student is honor bound to report immediately all violations of the Honor Code of which the student has first-hand knowledge; failure to do so is itself a violation of the Honor Code.