Academic Misconduct

All forms of academic misconduct are prohibited by the Student Code of Conduct. Academic misconduct is an A level offense and is defined by the student code of conduct as Dishonesty or deception in fulfilling academic requirements. It includes, but is not limited to:

  • cheating
  • plagiarism
  • un-permitted collaboration
  • forged attendance (when attendance is required)
  • fabrication (e.g., use of invented information or falsification of research or other findings)
  • using advantages not approved by the instructor (e.g., unauthorized review of a copy of an exam ahead of time)
  • knowingly permitting another student to plagiarize or cheat from one's work
  • submitting the same assignment in different courses without consent of the instructor.

Note: An instructor may impose a grade penalty for academic misconduct and/or file a student conduct referral.

If you are unsure about a question of academic misconduct, consult your instructor and/or the director of the Office of Community Standards and Student Responsibility. If you are found to be involved in academic misconduct, your instructor has the option of lowering your grade, giving you a failing grade on the project or in the course, and/or referring you to the Office of Community Standards and Student Responsibility. Possible sanctions for Academic Misconduct are a reprimand, probation, suspension, or expulsion.