Florida State University is a proud member of the Center for Academic Integrity.
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, they 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 Ms. Ann DelRossi, Academic Affairs Administrator, at 850-644-6876. Students should contact the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards at SCCS@fsu.edu or 850-644-5136.
Click here for the Academic Honor Policy - PDF file (April 2020)*
Did you know? Students have 3 different options they can exercise when there is an alleged violation of the Academic Honor Policy. See this “Quick Reference Guide” for additional information.
- Step 1 Agreement (Step 1's should be sent to the Office of Faculty Development and Advancement, MC: 1480)
- 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.
- "A Letter to My Students"
- Use SafeAssign or Turnitin to encourage students' intellectual honesty
- Understand copyright law (TEACH Act) and how it affects online instruction
*Approved by Faculty Senate and Student Senate February 16, 2005; Effective August 22, 2005, Revisions Approved by Board of Trustees, June 2010, June 2014
- Teaching Assistants