Academic Misconduct

IUPUC strives to ensure the rights of students and all members of the campus community are protected and respected.

In that spirit, we adhere to official Indiana University policies like the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct. This code exists to promote the intellectual and ethical growth of students at IUPUC and other IU campuses to foster the best possible environment for teaching and learning—one that is based on mutual respect and clear expectations for teaching, learning, and campus environment.

What is Academic Misconduct?

The Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct lists six categories of academic misconduct.

  1. Cheating: When a student uses or attempts to use unauthorized materials, student aids, or information in any academic exercise.
  2. Fabrication: Occurs if a student falsifies or invents information or data in an academic assignment.
  3. Facilitating academic dishonesty: Takes place when a student aids or attempts to aid another student in committing academic misconduct.
  4. Interference: When student prevents another student’s work from being completed or evaluated properly.
  5. Plagiarism: Occurs when a student uses ideas, words or statements of another person without giving credit to that person.
  6. Violation of course rules: Takes place when student fails to abide by the rules stated in the course syllabus when those rules are related to course content or to enhancement of the learning process in the course

What Should you do if You are Accused of Academic Misconduct?

  • Remain calm and listen carefully to the description of the incident.
  • Clearly and calmly describe the incident from your point of view.
  • Consult the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct to clarify your options.