The following will apply to SMDEP participants for the duration of the program. Continued participation in SMDEP will be contingent upon responsible, professional behavior and adherence to the codes described.
All participants are further required to adhere to guidelines and principles enumerated in the University of Nebraska Medical Center Code of Conduct.

SMDEP Code of Conduct

  1. Students are expected to be prepared for and to participate in each class to meet performance standards; to have the necessary class materials; to complete class work and homework accurately and on time; and to prepare for quizzes, tests, and examinations.
  2. ALL participants must be in the residence hall by 11:00 pm, Sunday - Thursday and by 1:00 am, Friday and Saturday. This curfew is subject to change upon the coordinator’s discretion.
  3. Be respectful representatives of SMDEP at ALL times. Participants are legally responsible for their behavior at all times and in all places--the program cannot accept responsibility for illegal or illicit activities and behavior.
  4. Appropriate use of electronic equipment in classrooms is expected and will be enforced.
  5. Students are to attend all classes and student groups.
  6. Advanced notification of an absence is required. Absences will be approved on a case by case basis by the program coordinator.
  7. Students need a health history form, participant agreement, and an immunization history form on file in the SMDEP office in order to participate in the summer program.
  8. Under-age participants and visitors will under no circumstances be permitted to possess or consume alcohol. Those of age are expected to exhibit responsible behavior in this regard and under no circumstances “drink and drive,” distribute alcohol to minors, or consume (or carry open containers/glasses) in open areas including hallways, stairs, elevators, and outdoors. NOTE: Possession and consumption of alcohol is not permitted on University of Nebraska properties (including the dorms), regardless of age.
  9. Possession and/or distribution of illegal drugs or weapons is forbidden and may result in immediate dismissal with no stipend or transportation expenses paid.
  10. Attendance is required for all classes, exams, evening programs, and receptions, unless otherwise noted. Receipt of the entire stipend is dependent on attendance at all program events.
  11. Students are to dress modestly and appropriately at all times. The dress code for clinical, dental and lab activities includes: no open-toed shoes, no sagging pants, no shorts, no midriff tops, and torso is to be covered. A simple rule of thumb if in doubt, do not wear it.
  12. Students will be responsible for all books, workbooks, calculators, lab notebooks, binders, and other instructional supplies entrusted to them for the duration of the program. Students will return all books and calculators in their original condition. Any excessive wear and tear, breakage, or loss will result in the student’s stipend being reduced for the cost of damages.
  13. All suites must be kept clean. Participants are liable for any damage to suites incurred during their stay, as well as lost keys or key cards. All damage will result in the student’s stipend being reduced for the damage and any damages exceeding student’s stipend will be assessed against student directly.
  14. Be considerate of your roommates and neighbors. Assume that noise in the Scott Residence Hall area carries very well, and there will likely be occupants of the building other than SMDEP participants or staff.
  15. Participants will exhibit a superior work ethic. It is understood that maximal gains from SMDEP can only be obtained by diligently assimilating the material and experiences presented. Cheating will not be tolerated.


SMDEP Parking and Vehicle Regulations

  1. SMDEP Scholars MAY NOT AT ANY TIME transport any other SMDEP Scholar or staff member in his/her private vehicle. Violation of this rule will result in immediate disciplinary action, which may include immediate dismissal from the SMDEP and forfeiture of all SMDEP stipends and travel reimbursements.
  2. SMDEP Scholars may not use their own vehicles to attend classes on the UNMC Campus or attend any other SMDEP official function and/or activity. Scholars must use transportation provided by the SMDEP for all official SMDEP functions and/or activities, unless express permission is granted by the SMDEP Coordinator.
  3. SMDEP Scholars may park free of charge at the Scott Residence Hall parking lot. Scholars do NOT have authorization to park in any other lot on UNO Campus property, except in visitor parking and/or in metered parking slots (Scholars are responsible for paying the metered parking).
  4. SMDEP Scholars are NOT authorized to park on the UNMC campus at any time, except in visitor parking or after making appropriate arrangements with UNMC Parking Authorization (559-8580).
  5. SMDEP Scholars will be held responsible for all parking violations involving their vehicles on UNO and/or UNMC campus property. If any vehicle on either campus is in violation of any of the rules and regulations contained herein, the registered owner and/or vehicle operator shall be responsible for its presence on Campus and shall be held responsible for the violation.


Scott Residence Hall Rules and Regulations

  1. Nebraska State law states that you may not smoke within 10 feet of any enclosed structure. Therefore, smoking is not permitted in or near the building, including all patios and balconies.
  2. No alcohol is allowed on any UNO property; no empty alcohol containers are allowed in Scott Residence Hall.
  3. Firearms, hunting equipment, and other weapons, including but not limited to sling shots, air powered guns, wrist-rockets, BB guns, paint guns, knives, ammunition of any type, and martial arts equipment are not permitted. Fireworks of any type are also not allowed on property. Additionally, water guns, water balloons, and any other water devices are not allowed anywhere on the property. Any weapons or water accessories found on the property will be confiscated and not returned to the owner.
  4. Burning candles is not allowed.
  5. No recreational or sporting games are permitted in the hallway or lobbies.
  6. Roller blades may not be worn inside the building. No scooters may be ridden in the building.
  7. SMDEP scholars have an unlimited meal plan; therefore, sharing meals is not permitted.
  8. Keys must be returned at the end of your stay. A minimum charge of $25.00 will be assessed for any unreturned key. In addition, a minimum charge of $25.00 may be assessed for any locks that require replacement. This payment must come directly from the student, not SMDEP. Do not duplicate your keys.
  9. If you find yourself locked out of your room, contact the front desk. Residents are allowed one lockout. If you are locked out and it is your second (or more) occurrence, you will be charged $10.00. You may pay your lockout fee by check or money order at the time of your lockout or within one week of receiving your lockout. SMDEP scholars are responsible for this fee; SMDEP will not pay it.
  10. No solicitation is permitted without prior consent of management. Please notify front desk personnel if you see anyone soliciting.
  11. Suites and/or rooms may not be used for any commercial business or purpose. You must comply with all applicable local, state, and federal laws and any rules and regulations of any governmental board having jurisdiction.
  12. Fire warning devices and safety equipment are to be used only in the case of an emergency. The sounding of a fire alarm should be taken seriously and tenants should proceed according to the instructions posted. Intentional sounding of an alarm outside of an emergency or tampering with emergency equipment will be considered a criminal offense and the person or persons responsible will be treated accordingly. A $50.00 charge will be imposed for tampering with smoke detectors in the suites.
  13. A sprinkler system is installed for safety reasons. Objects are not to be hung on or six inches within the sprinkler heads. Any tampering with the sprinkler system will be treated as a criminal offense, and the person or persons responsible will be treated accordingly and held responsible for all damages.
  14. If tornado conditions exist, leave your suite, lock your door, and head toward the tornado shelter located on the first floor, north hallway. Once there, wait for instructions from an RA, College Park staff member, UNO staff member, or city official.
  15. You may not erect any lofts, exterior wires, aerials, signs, etc.
  16. All signs and posters must be approved by the Residence Directors or Property Manager before they can be displayed.
  17. No pets are allowed.
  18. Anyone throwing things out of windows will be subject to immediate eviction. All window screens must stay in place. A $50.00 fine will be imposed for each removed window screen.
  19. Windows must be clear of any items; use only provided window shades.
  20. Small appliances, such as televisions, coffee makers, and irons are permitted. Space heaters, hot plates, and other similar items present a fire hazard and are not allowed. Ask your RA if you are not sure. Microwaves and dorm refrigerators are provided, as well as a full-sized kitchen on each floor with a stove and dishwasher.
  21. You may not remove any existing furniture or fixtures from the building or from your assigned suite. There will be a charge assessed for any furniture removed.
  22. Removing or relocating furniture from the commons area is subject to a $25.00 charge.
  23. Only residents who have been provided access cards are permitted to use the parking lot. Scott Hall is not responsible for theft, fire, or vandalism of vehicles parked in the lot. Misuse of entrance cards will result in a $50.00 charge.
  24. Guests are not permitted in the dorm rooms or on non-SMDEP floors.
  25. The privacy and right to normal use of the premises by your suite mates must be strictly respected by you.
  26. You must sign in/out and identify your destination when leaving Scott Hall for non-SMDEP sponsored events. This is for security and emergency needs; we must have a way to reach you should an emergency on campus, among your fellow scholars, or in your family occur.