The Student Conduct and Community Standards Program promotes a culture of integrity and respect though the administration of policies such as the Student Code of Conduct, which articulates standards of appropriate behavior of students. This program administers policies and regulations that help the University to operate in a climate of free inquiry and expression, and assists it in protecting its academic environment and educational purpose. Students would seek assistance from the Conduct and Community Standards Program when they are seeking policy information, charged with a violation, or are report various concerns about potential student misconduct.
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.