How & Why to Report Academic Integrity Violations

Why Should I Report Academic Integrity Violations?  

  • When students believe faculty report violations, violations actually decrease
  • Reporting centrally allows us to connect repeat violations across programs. 
  • Reporting formally upholds fairness and accountability. Using this process protects you against accusations of unfair treatment and provides the accused student with an impartial process to respond. It also increases equitable access to the learning environment for all students by making sure that students use resources more fairly. 

How Should I Report Academic Integrity Violations? 

The process for reporting involves: 

  • Observing or identifying the violation 
  • Checking with our office for previous violations in order to inform the sanction recommendation
  • Completing the charge of academic dishonesty form 
  • Discussing the alleged violation and proposed sanction with the student 

Depending on how the violation was observed/identified, some of these steps may occur in a different order. 

For example, if you observe the violation occurring during an exam, you might want to intervene, stop the violation, and address with the student immediately.  

Before discussing a proposed sanction with the student, you should check with our office for prior violations.

What Happens After I Discuss the Violation with the Student? 

After your conversation with the student, the case can resolve in one of two ways. 

Academic Integrity Agreement Academic Integrity Panel
Student accepts responsibility for the allegation and agrees to the proposed sanction. Student refutes the allegation and/or the proposed sanction, or
The proposed sanction does not include suspension or expulsion. The proposed sanction includes suspension or expulsion.
Not subject to appeal Subject to appeal by the student
Occurs in approximately 75% of cases Occurs in approximately 25% of cases
Agreement is maintained by SRR. Outcome is communicated and maintained by SRR.