Diversity Statement:Diversity is broadly defined as “human differences,” including differences in age, social class, disability, race, ethnicity, immigrant status, gender, religion, veteran status, and sexual orientation. In the School of Hospitality Management we strive to communicate, in word and deed, our commitment to the importance of valuing and managing diversity for both individual satisfaction and organizational effectiveness in hospitality.Students in Distress:Please don’t hesitate to seek out free assistance at CAPS—Counseling and Psychological Services: . If you need support, we are here to help you get the support you need.Note to students with disabilities:Penn State welcomes students with disabilities into the University's educational programs. If you have a disability-related need for reasonable academic adjustments in this course, contact the Office for Disability Services (ODS) at 814-863-1807(V/TTY). For further information regarding ODS, please visit the Office for Disability Services Web site at .In order to receive consideration for course accommodations, you must contact ODS and provide documentation (see the documentation guidelines at -guidelines). If the documentation supports the need for academic adjustments, ODS will provide a letter identifying appropriate academic adjustments. Please share this letter and discuss the adjustments with your instructor as early in the course as possible. You must contact ODS and request academic adjustment letters at the beginning of each semester.Emergency Preparedness Information: PSUTXT is a service designed to alert the Penn State community via text messages to cell phones when situations arise on campus that affect the ability of the campus – students, faculty and staff – to function normally. Subscribers also can elect to have alerts sent to an e-mail address. A campus-wide emergency will be announced via PSUTX as well as by other mechanisms. Subscription information can be found at: Policy on Student Responsibilities and Classroom Conduct:1.Students are responsible for attending all classes, taking notes, and obtaining other materials provided by the instructor, taking tests, and completing assignments as scheduled by the instructor.a.Requests for taking exams or submitting assignments after the due dates require documentation of events such as illness, family emergency or a university sanctioned activity.b.Conflicts with dates on which examinations or assignments are scheduled must be discussed with the instructor or TA prior to the date of the exam or assignment.5
2.Students are responsible for keeping track of changes in the course syllabus made by the instructorthroughout the semester.3.Students are responsible for monitoring their grades.4.Students must contact the instructor as soon as possible if they anticipate missing multiple classes due to events such as chronic illnesses, travel related to team sports, or other university activities.