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Academic Misconduct

Students at the University of Guelph-Humber are expected to adhere to the highest standards of behaviour. It's a violation of academic integrity if a student:

  • Plagiarizes
  • Cheats
  • Copies or collaborates on assignments without permission
  • Fabricates or falsifies data or records
  • Engages in other forms of deceit

In the case of a suspected violation:

  • You are responsible for gathering all relevant information, including any special circumstances to support the suspicion and may invite the student to meet with you to discuss the concerns.
  • You must report the violation to the program head to determine whether the offence evidence merits a formal complaint.
  • If it's determined that a formal complaint is appropriate, make the complaint in writing, and have it signed by the program head who will forward it to the Office of the Vice-Provost.
  • The Vice-Provost will take the initiative in determining whether to proceed with a complaint, interview the student(s) and assess.

If it is determined that a student has acted dishonestly, or if the student has admitted to the charges, an appropriate sanction will be imposed. Withdrawing from a course will not prevent the Vice-Provost from imposing or recommending sanctions.

For more information, see the University of Guelph-Humber Academic Calendar.