Academic Integrity Process

A Student’s Guide to Academic Integrity Case Processing

If you are accused of a violation, a case will be created, adjudicated, then closed. You are encouraged to participate in the adjudication process so you can share your side of the story. Click Here for the Full Procedures Document. For a Process Flowchart, Click Here: AI-Process-Flow-Chart-Final-2020.pdf
Here's an overview of the sequence of events so you can understand how a case is adjudicated:
  1. You will get notification via email regarding a possible violation and you schedule a formal meeting with the Instructor or Academic Integrity Facilitator (AIF) within 5 working days.       
  2. Within those 5 working days, you should contact a Campus Advisor to assist you during this process. Campus Advisors are faculty and staff members who are trained in this process and can review the process and your options at each step.
  3. Meet with the Instructor/AIF to discuss the allegation. This is your opportunity to tell your side of the story!  If you do not respond to the Instructor or AIF within the 5 business days of outreach, a decision will be made on whether or not you are responsible for the violation.
 **Please note - Once a student has been notified of an alleged violation of academic integrity related to a course, the student may not drop the course until the disciplinary process is completed. Students may request permission to withdraw retroactively from the course after the disciplinary process is completed unless the sanction issued includes an F or XF grade in the course.
Standard of Proof
The standard of proof in academic integrity cases is by the preponderance of the evidence, which means that the person or hearing panel deciding the case finds that it is more likely than not that the accused student is responsible for the alleged violation.

If found Not Responsible, the case is closed.

If found Responsible, you will be provided with recommended sanctions.
If you are found Responsible and: