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Student Code of Conduct

Student Code of Conduct

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a fundamental value upon which all colleges and universities are built. The ability of students, faculty, and staff to engage in candid discussions regarding academic and administrative matters is vital to initiating and sustaining free-flowing discussion and exchange of ideas. It is this discourse that is the core of intellectual growth and development within the academic community. For the pursuit of knowledge and scholarship to thrive, academic communities cannot tolerate acts of academic misrepresentation or acts of plagiarism.

The university has five fundamental values that characterize an academic community of integrity.

  • Honesty
  • Trust
  • Fairness
  • Respect
  • Responsibility

Academic dishonesty compromises these core values and damages the ability of the University to function as a center of learning. Faculty and students must recognize and accept the responsibility to ensure academic integrity is valued and practiced on our campus.


Plagiarism or academic dishonesty is a violation of the Student Code of Conduct and there are serious consequences. Students are advised to take every precaution to avoid academic dishonesty. Whenever there is a doubt, students should consult with the faculty.

Academic Honesty Procedure

Students who enroll at the University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner compatible with the University’s function as an educational institution and suitable to members of an academic community. The University reserves the right to exclude at any time students whose conduct is deemed undesirable or prejudicial to the University’s best interest.