Student Rights, Responsibilities and Academic Integrity

Student Rights and Responsibilities

The University's Statement on Student Rights and Responsibilities is available from the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities. This statement includes the Code of Student Conduct which defines student behavior that is considered to be disruptive to the academic enterprise and life within the campus community. The Code also details the procedures by which the University takes disciplinary action against students who violate the provisions of the Code. Student Grade Appeals are handled through the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences Arbitrary or Capricious Academic Evaluation procedures.

Academic Integrity

The University community, in order to fulfill its purposes, must establish and maintain guidelines of academic behavior. All members of the community are expected to exhibit honesty and competence in their academic work. Incoming students have a special responsibility to acquaint themselves with, and make use of, all proper procedures of doing research, writing papers, and taking examinations.

Members of the community will be presumed to be familiar with the proper academic procedures and held responsible for applying them. Deliberate failure to act in accordance with such procedures will be considered academic dishonesty. Acts of academic dishonesty are a legal, moral, and intellectual offense against the community and will be prosecuted through the proper university channels. Copies of the University Code of Academic Integrity can be obtained from the following offices: all department chairs, all academic deans, the Registrar, and the Vice President for Academic Affairs or online.