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FROST/FARL Acceptable Conduct Policy

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FROST/FARL Acceptable Conduct Policy

Date Approved:6-29-2018
Last Revision:5-30-2018
Last Reviewed:5-30-2018
Approved By:President
Attached form file: FROST SELF-DONATION POLICY ACK.pdf
This policy has a related guideline. Click to view the guideline below.


This policy authorizes the Director of NMU Forensic Facilities or designee to define appropriate behavior for maintaining the highest level of ethics, integrity, safety, and security necessary for the successful operation of the Forensic Research Outdoor Station (FROST) and the Forensic Anthropology Research Laboratory (FARL). This policy is supported by a guideline detailing acceptable behavior while using either/both facilities.


Northern Michigan University students, faculty, and staff.


The FROST and FARL operate to conduct research and further education through the willed body program and forensic casework. It is critical that appropriate and responsible use of the facilities, tools, equipment, and research subjects be consistent with the instructional, public service, research, and administrative objectives of the University.

The Director of NMU Forensic Facilities for the FROST and FARL or designee will develop specific guidelines and supporting procedures to define appropriate and responsible use. The guidelines and procedures shall include provisions for, at a minimum:

  • Access and Security
  • Privacy/Confidentiality
  • Safety
  • Disciplinary repercussions for failure to adhere to the policy and supporting materials.

The Director of Forensic Facilities for FROST and FARL or designee may at any time make determinations that particular behaviors are or are not appropriate and begin disciplinary proceedings within the bounds of the NMU Student Code and the FROST and FARL guidelines.