Academic Misconduct

Follow the student code

The Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct ensures your rights as a student are protected and sets forth guidelines for your behavior while you’re at IUPUI.

What to do if you’re accused of academic misconduct

Being accused of academic misconduct is serious and can be distressing. If you’re accused, here’s what you need to do.

Learn about the accusation. Remain calm and listen carefully to the description of the incident or ask to read the description from the referral form.

Explain. Clearly and calmly describe the incident from your point of view.

Ask for more information. Ask what penalties the faculty member plans to assign. Find out when the completed referral form will be available for you to sign.

Explore your choices. Consult the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct to clarify your options. Decide, either alone or with the advice of a trusted confidant, whether you will accept or appeal the decision of the faculty member.

Prepare to appeal. If you decide to appeal, ask when the referral form will be provided to the academic officer of your school.  The academic officer or their designee will be your point of contact for an appeal.