Academic and research dishonesty or misconduct

The following resources are available to anyone who needs them, including staff, faculty, and other academic appointees, postdocs, and students.


Academic misconduct includes but is not limited to: 

  • Plagiarism
  • Cheating
  • Alteration of university documents
  • False Information and Representation
  • Fabrication or Alteration of Information
  • Theft or Damage of Intellectual Property

Research misconduct includes but is not limited to: 

  • Fabrication
  • Falsification
  • Plagiarism


Resource available for all

Center for Teaching and Learning

Provides guidance and information for instructors on promoting academic integrity and preventing academic dishonesty or misconduct

Reporting academic misconduct

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Center for Student Conduct (CSC)

To report academic misconduct by undergraduate students, please complete and submit a report to CSC. The CSC website has more information about academic misconduct.

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Graduate Division Graduate Student Academic Integrity

When an instructor suspects that a graduate student has committed academic misconduct, they must first discuss the allegations with their chair or dean and with the Graduate Division to confirm that the student does not have a prior record of academic misconduct. For more information, please see the Graduate Division website.

Reporting research misconduct

Resource available for all

Research Integrity Officer

To report research misconduct, please submit a complaint to the Research Integrity Officer in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research. The Vice Chancellor for Research website has more information.