A Culture of Honesty Earns a Degree of Respect

Required Conduct

Members of the University Community.  Any member of the university community who has personal knowledge of facts relating to an alleged violation of this policy has a responsibility to report that alleged violation to the Office of the Vice President for Instruction as provided in this policy. Required conduct includes, but is not limited to, participating in a discussion with the student believed to have violated the policy and truthfully answering questions and providing documentation of the matter to an Academic Honesty Panel.

Instructors. This policy provides the exclusive procedure for handling matters related to student academic dishonesty at the University of Georgia. Instructors have a responsibility to report alleged violations to the Office of the Vice President for Instruction as provided in this policy, and should do so within fifteen (15) days of discovering the possible violation.

Instructors shall have the responsibility to take reasonable steps to inform students of the academic honesty rules that apply to particular academic work and the specific types of academic assistance that are permissible in connection with that academic work. Additionally, each instructor shall take reasonable steps to foster a climate of academic honesty. The failure of an instructor to meet these responsibilities, however, shall not be a defense to an accusation of academic dishonesty against a student.

Students. The enrollment of a student at the university constitutes the student's agreement to be bound by this policy. Every student has an obligation to be informed concerning the terms of this policy. Lack of knowledge of the provisions of this policy is not an acceptable response to an allegation of academic dishonesty.

Related Faculty and Staff Conduct Policies. Any discipline of a member of the university community other than a student for violation of this policy shall proceed under policies of the university applicable to faculty and staff conduct.