The Office of Student Ethics

Academic Misconduct and Integrity

At Indiana University, we believe in the core principles of academic honesty and integrity throughout our time as members of a high ethical community. We encourage students to read the Code for Academic Misconduct. It is absolutely critical and imperative students understand expectations while working on academic assignments in or out of the classroom. With that said, we know cheating or plagiarism may happen from time to time and we are here to help.

The Office of Student Ethics promotes an educational process to help students. We ask and expect students to “meet us in the middle” to learn from a poor decision, to recommit to the values of the institution, to create/develop a plan of action to avoid future academic errors, and move forward towards graduation. Part of that “meeting in the middle” occurs through the Academic Integrity Seminar, which is an 8 hour intensive experience and initiative created by the OSE staff. Explore the site to learn more about the seminar.

As usual, we are here to help. Take time to talk with your faculty members because they care and want you to succeed. Get to know your TA’s who can serve as phenomenal resources. Read the syllabus as it serves as a road map to success. Read the Code because not reading is not a good excuse to cheat or plagiarize. Lastly, ask questions because it’s the right thing to do and you deserve to understand expectations in the classroom.

We look forward to working with you and providing intentionally designed learning moments that promote success, recommitment, and academic integrity.

Leila Faranesh
Assistant Director, Office of Student Ethics


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