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Academic Honor Policy

Academic Honor Policy

(Approved by Faculty Senate and Student Senate February 16, 2005; Effective August 22, 2005, Revisions Approved by Board of Trustees, June 2010, June 2014)

The Academic Honor Policy is an integral part of the FSU academic environment. The policy outlines the University's expectations for students' academic work, the procedures for resolving alleged violations of those expectations, and the rights and responsibilities of students and faculty throughout the process. New students are introduced to the Academic Honor Policy at Orientation and pledge to uphold it at New Student Convocation. In surveys, students have indicated that the strength of an individual instructor's message about the importance of academic integrity is the strongest deterrent to violating the Academic Honor Policy. Thus, instructors should remind students of their obligations under the policy and fully communicate their expectations to students. If an instructor encounters academic dishonesty, he/she should follow the procedures detailed below to resolve the alleged violation in a timely manner while protecting the personal and educational rights of the student. All forms and resources to resolve any allegation can be found on this website. Instructors who need further information, please contact Dr. Jennifer Buchanan, Assistant Vice President for Faculty Development and Advancement, at 644-6876.  Students should contact the Dean of Students Department, Dr. Rachel Bukanc or Mr. Rod Kelley at 644-2428

Click here for the  Academic Honor Policy - PDF file (June 2014)

Forms

  • Step 1 Agreement (Step 1's should be sent to Student Rights and Responsibilities, MC: 2440)  
  • Referral to Contest Sanction (Please send to the Office of Faculty Development and Advancement, MC: 1480)  
  • Step 2 Hearing Referral (Please send to the Office of Faculty Development and Advancement, MC: 1480)

Available in alternative format upon request.

Resources

Prevention

General

 Florida State University is a proud member of the Center for Academic Integrity.