reporting + adjudication procedures

1. An infraction of the Academic Honor Code may be reported by any member of the University community who has knowledge of such infraction. The infraction should be reported to the instructor of the course in which it occurred, where applicable. Such a report should be made within five (5) class days from the time of discovery unless extenuating circumstances prevent reporting.

2. Any student charged with a violation under this Code shall be presumed not responsible until it is proven that, more likely than not, the violation of the rule or regulation occurred.

3. Upon receiving a report of a violation or having reasonable evidence of a violation, the instructor in charge of the course or materials in question will inform the department chair or dean of the college in writing. The department chair or dean of the college will investigate the reported violation. The department chair or dean of the college will inform the student in writing of the reported violation and will request a written response from the student. If necessary, the department chair or dean of the college will conduct an interview with the student. The department chair or dean of the college will determine whether the student violated the Academic Honor Code.

a. While action on a complaint of violating the Academic Honor Code is pending, the status of the student shall not be altered except for reasons outlined in Section J of the Student Code of Conduct.

b. If the student is found in violation, the student will receive an F grade in the course. This grade will not be recomputed for GPA purposes. The department chair or dean of the college will notify the student in writing of the decision. A copy of the letter will be put in the student's academic record and disciplinary file.

c. A student found in second violation of the Academic Honor Code will be expelled from the University. See Article G for expulsion proceedings.

4. If no action is taken by the instructor, the reporting party may file a written report of the allegation of academic dishonesty with the department chair or dean of the college. The department chair or dean of the college will investigate the reported violation. The investigative process will be conducted according to the provisions in Section E-3 above.


5. A student who admits his or her involvement to a University official conducting the investigation in a case of academic dishonesty loses the right to appeal.