Part 4. Academic Integrity
§ 1‑401 Academic Integrity—Preamble
(a) The University has the responsibility for maintaining academic integrity so as to protect the quality of education and research on our campus and to protect those who depend upon our integrity. It is the responsibility of the student to refrain from infractions of academic integrity, from conduct that may lead to suspicion of such infractions, and from conduct that aids others in such infractions. It is the responsibility of the faculty to establish and maintain an environment that supports academic integrity. An essential part of this faculty responsibility is the enforcement of existing standards of academic integrity. If faculty members do not discourage and act upon violations of which they become aware, respect for those standards is undermined. Faculty members should provide students with a clear statement of their expectations concerning academic integrity. In these regulations, “faculty” includes an instructor or authorized staff member who supervises any academic endeavor.
(b) Students have been given notice of this rule by virtue of its publication. Regardless of whether a student has actually read this rule, a student is charged with knowledge of it. Ignorance of a rule is never a defense.
(c) This rule applies to course-based infractions by both undergraduate and graduate students, except as noted under § 1‑404. It does not apply to infractions of academic integrity in organized research (which includes funded research, research intended for publication, work performed as a research assistant, or theses and dissertations). Infractions committed as part of organized research activities are addressed by the campus Policy and Procedures on Academic Integrity in Research and Publication. Such infractions committed by graduate students are governed by the Bylaws of the Graduate College. Most of the definitions stated in § 1‑402 below were adapted from a model code of academic integrity found in 8 School Law Journal 55 (1978).