Academic Integrity

Every student enrolled at DRBU is expected to support the principles of academic integrity and should therefore not tolerate any form of academic dishonesty. Academic dishonesty includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Plagiarism in the form of deliberate or reckless representation of another’s words, thoughts, or ideas as one’s own without attribution in connection with submission of academic work, whether graded or otherwise.

  • Falsification, fabrication, or misrepresentation of data, other information, or citations in connection with an academic assignment, whether graded or otherwise.

  • Unauthorized assistance or unauthorized collaboration in connection with academic work, whether graded or otherwise.

  • Cheating on examinations or other academic assignments, whether graded or otherwise, either through use of unauthorized materials and methods (notes, books, electronic information, phones or other forms of electronic communication, or other sources or methods), or representing another person’s work as one’s own.

Violation of academic honesty may lead to serious consequences and is handled on a case-by-case basis. Academic consequences within the course itself are determined by the professor(s) of the course in conjunction with the Dean of Academics. Such action may include:

  • Requiring the student to repeat the assignment for a lowered grade.

  • Assigning the student a failing grade for the assignment.

  • Assigning the student a failing grade for the course.

In addition, the student may be subject to a full range of disciplinary action, including academic probation, dismissal from the University, or other educational sanctions.