Section 1: Offenses within Scholarship and Integrity

The most proven way to uphold academic standards and to ensure the value of education is to at all times expect the most from the student scholar.  Each time academic standards are compromised it weakens the value of scholarly efforts and the knowledge gained. It diminishes the integrity of a UAH degree.  In addition to these academic standards, Academic Affairs has adopted the following Academic Responsibilities into policy for each student at UAH

Any student found to have committed one or more of the following acts of misconduct is subject to the disciplinary sanctions as outlined in Article VI:

1.01 Plagiarism:  Using the words or ideas of another person and claiming them as original words or ideas.

1.02 Obstruction/Disruption:  Obstruction or disruption of teaching, research, administration, or University sponsored event that enhances the academic community and experience.

1.03 Dishonesty/Fraud:  Dishonest or fraudulent behavior, such as forgery, alteration, or misuse of documents, records, or identification and issuing or distributing worthless checks.

1.04 Noncompliance:  Failure to adhere to a request of any University official who is acting in respect to their official role.  No student shall present false or misleading information when requested by any University official acting in respect to his/her official role.

1.05 Complicity:  Presence during any violation of University policy in such a way as to condone, support, or encourage that violation.

1.06 Self-Disclosure of Arrests and Convictions:  A student must disclose to the Dean of Students Office any arrests or convictions for a criminal offense—excluding minor traffic violations that do not result in an arrest or injury to others—that occurs after the student is first admitted to the University.

1.07 Responsibility of Officers:  Officers of each student organization have the responsibility to ensure that the organization complies with this Code, University policy, organizational policy, and federal, state, and local laws.

1.08 Organizational Responsibility for Misconduct:  Violating published University policy, organizational policy, rules, regulations, or laws.

1.09 Organizational Responsibility for Individual Acts of Misconduct: Actions of one or more of its members that result in violations which derive from the activities of the organization.

1.10 Abuse of the Conduct System: (1) Failure to obey the summons of a Conduct Investigator, a Conduct Body, or University official. (2) Failure to control the participation of a selected adviser at any point in the conduct process. (3) Falsification, distortion, or misrepresentation of information before a Conduct Body or to a University official during the conduct process. (4) Disruption or interference with the orderly conduct of a conduct proceeding. (5) Pursuit of an alleged violation of the Code in a manner that is intentionally dishonest, frivolous, or malicious (e.g., filing a false report). (6) Attempting to discourage or influence an individual’s proper participation in, or use of, the conduct system. (7) Attempting to influence the impartiality of a Conduct Investigator, the Conduct Administrator, a Chairperson, a member of a Conduct Body, or other University official prior to and/or during the course of the conduct proceeding. (8) Harassment (verbal or physical) and/or intimidation of a Conduct Investigator, the Conduct Administrator, a Chairperson, a member of a Conduct Body, or other University official prior to, during, and/or after a conduct proceeding. (9) Failure to comply with sanction(s) imposed under the Code of Student Conduct. (10) Influencing or attempting to influence another person to commit an abuse of the conduct system. (11) Any other act that is intended to or has the effect of delaying or interfering with the orderly operation of the conduct process.