Syracuse University’s Academic Integrity Policy reflects the high value that we,
as a university community, place on honesty in academic work. The policy
defines our expectations for academic honesty and holds students accountable
for the integrity of all work they submit. Students should understand that it is
their responsibility to learn about course-specific expectations, as well as about
university-wide academic integrity expectations. The policy governs
appropriate citation and use of sources, the integrity of work submitted in
exams and assignments, and the veracity of signatures on attendance sheets
and other verification of participation in class activities. The policy also
prohibits students from submitting the same work in more than one class
without receiving written authorization in advance from both instructors.
Under the policy, students found in violation are subject to grade sanctions
determined by the course instructor and non-grade sanctions determined by
the School or College where the course is offered as described in the Violation
and Sanction Classification Rubric. SU students are required to read an online
summary of the University’s academic integrity expectations and provide an
electronic signature agreeing to abide by them twice a year during pre-term
check-in on MySlice.
The Violation and Sanction Classification Rubric establishes recommended
guidelines for the determination of grade penalties by faculty and instructors,
while also giving them discretion to select the grade penalty they believe most
suitable, including course failure, regardless of violation level. Any established
violation in this course may result in course failure regardless of violation level.
Syracuse University sets high standards for academic integrity. Those
standards are supported and enforced by students, including those who serve
as academic integrity hearing panel members and hearing officers. The
presumptive sanction for a first offense is course failure, accompanied by
the transcript notation “Violation of the Academic Integrity Policy.” The
standard sanction for a first offense by graduate students is suspension or
expulsion. Students should review the Office of Academic Integrity online
resource “Twenty Questions and Answers About the Syracuse University
Academic Integrity Policy” and confer with instructors about course-specific
citation methods, permitted collaboration (if any), and rules for examinations.