The Student Conduct and Community Standards Program administers policies and regulations that help the University to operate in a climate of free inquiry and expression, and supports the academic and educational purposes of the University. Students should seek assistance from the Student Conduct and Community Standards Program for policy information, and with concerns about potential student misconduct, as well as when they are charged with a violation of the Code.
The policy governing academic integrity is part of the Code of Student Conduct and Responsibility. Academic integrity is a cornerstone of any meaningful education and a reflection of each student’s maturity and integrity. The Code of Student Conduct and Responsibility, which applies to all students, prohibits all forms of academic misconduct, fraud, and dishonesty. These acts include, but are not limited to: plagiarism, buying and selling of course assignments and research papers, performing academic assignments (including tests and examinations) for other persons, unauthorized collaboration, disclosure and receipt of academic information, and other practices commonly understood to be academic misconduct.