Governance & Program Policies

Consistent with all federal and state laws, rules, regulations, and ordinances, the Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) is committed to providing a learning and working environment that promotes integrity, civility, mutual respect, and is free of any and all discrimination. Discrimination here refers to age, color, creed, marital status, medical condition, ethnicity, race, color, religion, cultural heritage, gender or identity, sexual orientation, political beliefs or affiliation, non-disqualifying disability, genetic information, amnesty, and military status.

Our policy applies to administrative personnel, faculty, staff, college employees, students, applicants for employment, customers, third-party contractors, third-party visitors on campus, and all other person that participate in the college’s educational programs and activities. For more details please read our Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment policy in full here.

Noorda-COM’s core values include cultural awareness, ethical leadership, embraces diversity and inspires a servant’s heart towards caring for the poor and needy. The College believes in graduating students who can provide exemplary and professional care to their patients.

Noorda-COM faculty, credentialed instructional staff, staff, and students are expected to be responsible individuals who possess the highest standards of integrity, honesty and personal conduct. Accordingly, students are expected to comply with institutional rules and to uphold and carryout the high standards of the osteopathic medical profession.

These traits are prerequisites to independent learning, professional development, the successful performance of academic and clinical assignments, and the conduct of one’s personal life. Accordingly, faculty, credentialed instructional staff, staff and students are expected to adhere to a standard of behavior consistent with the College’s high standards at all times on and off campus. Compliance with institutional rules and regulations, in addition to city, state and federal laws, is required of all students.

Noorda-COM is dedicated to advancing health equity at every point of contact. With growing concerns about health inequities and the need for health care systems to reach increasingly diverse patient populations, cultural competence from faculty, credentialed instructional staff, staff, and students is essential. In promoting awareness of cultural beliefs and attitudes these competencies can translate into better health care.

For more details on our Professionalism policy click here.