Academic Honesty

Definition, process, and consequences. 


Academic honesty is essential to the existence and integrity of an academic institution. The responsibility for maintaining that integrity is shared by all members of the academic community. To further serve this end, the University supports a Student Code of Conduct which addresses the issue of academic dishonesty. (See the Undergraduate or Graduate Studies Catalog for complete text.) In accordance with the established procedures as described in the Code, students who commit acts of academic dishonesty are subject to disciplinary action and are granted due process and the right to appeal any decision.

Any questions regarding the procedures for handling incidents of academic dishonesty may be directed to the Dean of Students, 106 Canfield Administration Building (0418), 402-472-2021, who is primarily responsible for administering the Student Code of Conduct. 

In addition to currently established procedures, the Academic Senate has passed a resolution which does, in proven cases of academic dishonesty, prevent a student from dropping the course during the semester. If the student has already dropped the course, the instructor has the right to add the name of the student back to the Final Grade Roster and give the student an appropriate grade.