There are many resources on campus to understand exactly what Academic Integrity means, here you can find the most reliable information to help you during your academic success.
In addition, if you are accused of ever having committed a violation of the Honor Code or not meeting Academic Integrity standards, you can find resources about how best to respond, what is expected.
This is a chronological list to assist students who have been accused of violating the Honor Code. The list reflects specific actions described in the Honor Code University Policy (UPPS 07.10.01). The student may consult with the Honor Code Council chair regarding the matter or with the AVPAA on policy or procedural concerns.
If an instructor alleges a student’s involvement in academic misconduct,
1. The student will receive an official notification from the faculty member with a request to meet personally. At this meeting the instructor will present the evidence supporting a charge of academic misconduct and a form to complete. This form will allow the student to choose between accepting the instructor’s finding and penalty or to contest the finding and/or penalty. If the student accepts the finding of academic misconduct and the penalty, the Honor Code Council considers the matter closed and no hearing is required. Failure to attend this meeting and/or refusal to sign the form will result in a hold placed on the student’s academic record until the matter is resolved.
2. If the student chooses to challenge the finding of academic misconduct and/or the penalty, he or she has a right to a hearing before the Honor Code Council.
3. The Council chair will contact the student to provide him or her with information about the hearing process.
4. The Council chair will make every effort to set the hearing within ten business days and at a time convenient for the instructor and student and based on the availability of Honor Code Council members.
5. The student is allowed to provide evidence to refute the allegation. Any evidence provided must be directly related to the allegation. The student should provide copies of any evidence to the Council chair at least three days prior to the hearing. The student will have the opportunity to respond to the code violation and evidence during the hearing.
6. The Council chair will provide the date, time, and location of the hearing as well as make the documents and evidence (from the faculty and student) available for the hearing.