What is the policy on academic dishonesty at OSU?
Academic or Scholarly Dishonesty is prohibited and considered a serious violation of the Student Conduct Code. It is defined as an act of deception in which a Student seeks to claim credit for the work or effort of another person, or uses unauthorized materials or fabricated information in any academic work or research, either through the Student's own efforts or the efforts of another.
What happens when an instructor reports a student for a violation of academic dishonesty? (See Academic Dishonesty Reporting Form and Process)
- Once the evidence has been reviewed at three levels (instructor, department chair and dean), the report is forwarded to Student Conduct and Community Standards (SCCS).
- If this is a first report of academic dishonesty, the SCCS office will email the student a notice with instructions to complete a required Academic Integrity Course on Blackboard which will include homeword and a follow-up appointment with SCCS staff.
- If this is a second report of academic dishonesty, the SCCS office will email the student a notice to appear before the SCCS Committee for a formal hearing with a possible outcome of suspension from the University. It is highly recommended that the student contact the ASOSU Office of Advocacy for assistance in preparing for this hearing.
- Student conduct records will remain in a confidential disciplinary file for five years.