Honesty is the cornerstone of the academic integrity of the University of Cleveland. Consequently, any form of academic dishonesty is considered to be a serious violation of the ethics that form the foundation of all University of Cleveland academic programs. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to: altering or misusing documents; impersonating, misrepresenting or knowingly providing false information as to one’s identity; providing false information regarding completion of course assignments, professional history, or accomplishments; cheating on examinations; plagiarism, attempting to gain advance information on examination questions (i.e., for practice and operational exams) from any source, or collaborating with others for that purpose; and sharing or selling information about examination questions or content via electronic discussion groups or in any other way by a student.
The term “students” includes: students currently matriculated at the University of Cleveland taking examinations and/or courses, non-matriculated students taking examinations and/or courses, non-matriculated students in the application process, individuals using credit bank, formerly matriculated students currently in withdrawn status, and graduates.
Students are accountable for acts of academic dishonesty committed prior to and during enrollment and/or while taking University of Cleveland courses and examinations, as well as after separation from the University through withdrawal or graduation.
Students found to have engaged in academic dishonesty at the University of Cleveland may be:
If the student has graduated, the credits and/or certificate or degree previously awarded to the student may be revoked.
Note about identity fraud: All forms of academic dishonesty are considered serious violations of the ethical standards of the University of Cleveland, but one that is considered particularly egregious is identity fraud. Any student who has another person impersonate or in any other way commit identity fraud in any course, exam or other academic exercise will be dismissed from the University.
Staff, faculty, or students who believe that a student has not adhered to the Academic Honesty Policy will bring the matter to the attention of the appropriate dean or dean’s designee. The dean or designee will investigate the alleged violation, and determine the action, if any, to be taken. If action is warranted, the student will be notified of the proposed disciplinary action as well as the date disciplinary action will be imposed.
Specific to cases where authenticity of documents submitted by the student is in question an investigation is conducted. The Office of Registration and Records will conduct the investigation. Should the documents submitted by the student be determined to be fraudulent (such as a transcript, diploma, certification, etc.) the student will be notified in writing by the Office of Registration and Records of the violation and the action that the College will take.
In response to alleged violations of the Academic Honesty Policy, the University of Cleveland reserves the right to take any or all of the following actions:
The University of Cleveland has a zero tolerance policy toward cases of identity fraud since it threatens the academic integrity of the institution. Students who are found to have committed identity fraud in any way will be dismissed from the University.
When there is evidence of academic dishonesty, the student will be notified in writing of the nature of the alleged violation and the action, if any, that the University proposes to take. University services to the student may be suspended following student notification.
Petition for Reinstatement to the university of cleveland
A student who has been denied services or has been dismissed because of a violation of the Academic Honesty Policy may petition for reinstatement no sooner than two years from the date of the final decision. The petition must be in writing, must present a rationale for reinstatement, and shall be addressed to
Provost and Chief Academic Officer
1940 E 6th St,
Cleveland, OH 44114,
The Academic Affairs Council will review the petition and supporting documents within 30 days of its receipt, and notify the student in writing of the decision.
Students who are subsequently reinstated will be governed by the academic policies in effect at the time of reinstatement.
Any certificates and/or degrees previously revoked will not be reinstated.
Right to Appeal
A student has the right to appeal any disciplinary action. A student residing in the United States has 30 days to appeal the alleged violation, whereas a student living outside the United States has 45 days to appeal. The appeal must be in writing and respond in detail to the alleged violation. If the student chooses to appeal, the appeal will be considered by the Academic Affairs Council and the student will be notified in writing of the final decision. If the student chooses not to appeal the recommended disciplinary action from the University within the required time frame, this action will be final.
If a student is found to have indeed violated the Academic Honesty Policy, the University of Cleveland reserves the right to take any or all of the following actions: