Academic Integrity

All members of the College community are assured the right to work in an environment of academic integrity. This is especially crucial in an academic community that seeks to evaluate students fairly on their own merits. Consequently, the College will rigorously uphold academic integrity, and violations of the policy will be addressed.

At the beginning of every semester, each faculty member must inform students, in writing, of specific expectations and practices for each course. Academic dishonesty is considered a violation of the Student Code of Conduct. Serious incidents will be referred to the Office of Advocacy and Accountability and may result in dismissal from the College or other disciplinary action. Decisions of a faculty member concerning incidents of unethical behavior may be appealed to the department chair for the course, then to an appeal committee, and finally to the vice president for instruction and learning.

A complete description of the formal academic integrity appeal process may be found in the Campus Code of Conduct. Violations to the Academic Integrity Policy, from cheating to unauthorized duplication of computer software, are listed. The Student Code of Conduct is available online at

Students are expected to maintain high ethical standards in their academic work. This means they shall neither give nor receive assistance during quizzes or examinations and shall present only their own work for graded assignments.

For more information, please refer to the full text of the Academic Integrity Policy.