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II. Distinction Between Academic and Non-Academic Conduct

Although it is important to bear in mind that misconduct may often be both academic and non-academic in nature, there are also distinctions between the two, however subtle those distinctions may be. Academic conduct is generally considered to be related to the actions of students that are associated with the teaching-learning environment. Academic misconduct, therefore, may include, but may not necessarily be limited to, such things as plagiarism, cheating and falsifying academic records. For information on the handling of academic misconduct, see the appropriate academic catalog. The first contact for reports of academic misconduct is the office of the dean of the school in which you are enrolled.

Non-Academic conduct is generally considered to involve actions of students related to standards of behavior that are established for the purpose of maintaining an acceptable level of propriety within the University community.