Student Conduct

Faculty & Staff Resources

As members of the IUPUI community, faculty and staff of the university are encouraged to consult with the Office of Student Conduct in any instance where it is believed acts of misconduct may have occurred, whether in or out of the classroom. The Student Conduct staff will work with you to identify key facts, develop a plan to address the behavior, and assist with any necessary referrals.

Addressing Disorderly or Disruptive Behavior

Any member of the university community may observe disorderly or disruptive behavior on campus. Faculty and staff especially work within close proximity of students and their experiences. Should a member of the university community observe behaviors that are cause concern, they are strongly encouraged to report the behavior in a timely manner.

Incidences where there is an immediate risk of harm to persons or property should be referred to the Indiana University Police Department on the IUPUI campus. A report may also be submitted to the IUPUI Behavioral Consultation Team. As a core member of the BCT, the Office of Student Conduct is available to assist your referral of a matter for consideration.

For more information on addressing disorderly or disruptive behavior, please review the Behavior Consultation Team’s resource guide for faculty and staff.

Addressing Academic Misconduct
What is academic misconduct?

The Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct addresses six categories of academic misconduct. The activities are defined and discussed below.

Cheating occurs when a student uses or attempts to use unauthorized materials, student aids, or information in any academic exercise. Some examples of cheating are:

  • Using an aid on an "in-class" or "take-home" examination when these aids have not been authorized by the course instructor;
  • Having another person take an examination or quiz in place of the student;
  • Stealing examinations or otherwise gaining unauthorized prior access to the examination content;
  • Submitting research or papers prepared by others as the student's own original work;
  • Using the work of a group as the student's individual work;Using assistance in a laboratory, on a computer terminal, or for field work when this assistance has not been authorized by the course instructor;
  • Using substantial parts of the same academic work for credit or honors more than once without the permission of the instructor;
  • and/or, attempting to gain a re-grading of a returned examination the student has altered after consulting a posted key or after discussion of the answers with others.

Fabrication occurs when a student falsifies or invents information or data in an academic assignment. Some examples include:

  • Allowing another student to copy answers on examinations;
  • and/or writing a paper for another student.

Facilitating academic dishonesty occurs when a student aids or attempts to aid another student in committing academic misconduct. Examples of such activities might be:

  • Allowing another student to copy answers on examinations;
  • and/or writing a paper for another student.

Interference occurs when a student prevents another student's work from being completed or evaluated properly. Examples might include:

  • Stealing or changing another student's work before it is evaluated;
  • Destroying another student's work;
  • Stealing or defacing shared necessary resources to deprive others of their use;
  • Offering bribes or favors to affect a grade or an evaluation of academic work;
  • and/or making threats to affect a grade or an evaluation of academic work.

Plagiarism occurs when a student uses ideas, words or statements of another person without giving credit to that person. Examples could include:

Presenting the ideas, opinions or theories of others as your own;

  • Using another person's exact words without proper citation;
  • and/or using facts, statistics, tables, or figures from existing sources without proper citation.

Violation of course rules occurs when a student fails to abide by the rules stated in the curse syllabus when those rules are related to course content or to enhancement of the learning process in the course. Examples of common violations include:

  • Working with a group when a project is intended to be for each individual;
  • and/or using unauthorized materials for examinations or projects.
As a faculty member, what do I do if I believe academic misconduct has occurred?

Before taking any action, faculty are expected to be informed of the disciplinary procedures to resolve allegations of academic misconduct. The Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct, the IUPUI Academic Misconduct Procedures , and the Academic Misconduct Reporting Form are valuable resources to guide faculty through this process. The Office of Student Conduct and the Dean of Students are available for consultation prior to addressing academic misconduct.