Academic Integrity Sanctions

Any violation of academic integrity is a serious offense subject to appropriate sanctions or penalties. Violations of academic integrity may result in academic penalties, educational sanctions, and/or disciplinary sanctions, and are not limited to the examples below.

Note: Any of these sanctions may have an impact on financial aid, scholarship, or fellowship eligibility, or scholastic standing.

Academic Penalties

  • Requirement to re-submit the assignment or complete an alternate assignment
  • A grade reduction for assignment or course
  • A failing grade for the assignment
  • A grade of F in the course
  • A grade of XF (disciplinary F) in the course

Educational Sanctions

  • An assigned paper or research project related to ethics or academic integrity
  • Participation in a workshop or seminar
  • Service to the University community

Disciplinary Sanctions

  • Disciplinary reprimand. A reprimand formally indicates to a student that their behavior is unacceptable and that continuing that behavior shall warrant additional, more serious consequences.
  • Disciplinary probation. Disciplinary Probation formally indicates to a student that their behavior is unacceptable and that their actions are of such a serious nature that they may jeopardize their status as a student. The University shall refrain from suspending the student at this time, as long as the student meets all sanction requirements. Any additional incidents in which the student is found in violation of the Code of Student Conduct may result in Disciplinary Suspension with the possibility of additional sanctions
  • Dismissal from a departmental or school program
  • Denial of access to internships or research programs
  • Loss of appointment to academic positions
  • Loss of departmental/graduate program/school endorsements for internal and external fellowship support and employment opportunities
  • Removal of fellowship or assistantship support
  • Suspension for one or more semesters
  • Requiring a delay in the completion of a professional program
  • Dismissal from a graduate or professional program
  • Expulsion from the University with a permanent notation of disciplinary expulsion on the student’s transcript
  • Degree or certificate revocation