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What to Do if You are Suspected of Academic Misconduct

It’s important that you take the time to reflect on the concerns your instructor has raised and review college policies related to academic integrity. Recognize that in this environment you are learning and developing a greater understanding of how to act ethically. Academic integrity is not a destination, but rather an ongoing journey and something everyone needs to consistently build upon. As such, the concerns presented by your instructor are an opportunity for you to grow and expand your knowledge of academic integrity.

Please note when misconduct has occurred, it is rare for a student with a first-offense to be suspended or expelled from the university as a result. Not all reports of academic misconduct end with a finding of responsibility. Occasionally there is a misunderstanding between the student and instructor where what looks like misconduct is more likely a coincidence.

We hope the following will answer many of the questions you may have about allegations of academic misconduct and the related process. You may also reach out to the LSA Office of Student Academic Affairs ( if you have additional questions.