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Academic Integrity Resolution Process

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Reporting Academic Dishonesty

Should you discover evidence of Academic Dishonesty, you are encouraged to report it your professor so they can file a report with the Office of Student Conduct & Academic Integrity.

Cases Involving Graduate Students

Graduate students who have been found responsible for committing an academic integrity violation, are normally reviewed for suspension or expulsion, even for a first violation.

Ask Before You Sign

Students are not expected to agree/disagree with an academic integrity resolution at the time that the alleged violation is made known to them and sanctions are proposed. Students are encouraged to contact the Office of Student Conduct & Academic Integrity at 757-683-3431 or oscai@odu.edu with questions prior to signing the Academic Integrity Violation Report Form.

Resources for Students

Information Literacy @ ODU: Citing Information Sources ODU Writing Center Why Honesty Matters for Your Education What’s Wrong with Cheating? Purdue Online Writing Lab Plagiarism: What it is and How to Recognize and Avoid It Avoiding Plagiarism Plagiarism Tutorial
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Code of Student Conduct Academic Integrity Violation Report Form List of Conduct Advisors

Academic Integrity At ODU

Old Dominion University is committed to students' personal and academic success. In order to achieve this vision, students, faculty, and staff work together to create an environment that provides the best opportunity for academic inquiry and learning. All students must be honest and forthright in their academic studies. Your work in this course and classroom behavior must align with the expectations outlined in the Code of Student Conduct, which can be found at www.odu.edu/oscai. The following behaviors along with classroom disruptions violate this policy, corrupt the educational process, and will not be tolerated.

Cheating: Using unauthorized assistance, materials, study aids, or other information in any academic exercise.

Plagiarism: Using someone else's language, ideas, or other original material without acknowledging its source in any academic exercise.

Fabrication: Inventing, altering or falsifying any data, citation or information in any academic exercise.

Facilitation: Helping another student commit, or attempt to commit, any Academic Integrity violation, or failure to report suspected Academic Integrity violations to a faculty member.

Academic dishonesty will be reported to the Office of Student Conduct & Academic Integrity and may result in sanctions up to and including expulsion from the University.


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Student Conduct & Academic Integrity at 757-683-3431 or oscai@odu.edu