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Academic misconduct

University of Washington students are expected to practice high standards of academic and professional honesty and integrity. As defined in Student Governance Policy, Chapter 209 Section 7.C, academic misconduct includes:

  • Cheating
  • Falsification
  • Plagiarism
  • Unauthorized collaboration
  • Engaging in prohibited behavior
  • Submitting the same work for separate courses without the permission of the instructor(s)
  • Taking deliberate action to destroy or damage another person’s academic work
  • Recording and/or disseminating instructional content without the permission of the instructor (unless approved as a disability accommodation)

See Section 7.C for more detailed information and definitions of academic misconduct.

It is important to know and understand the expectations of the University and your specific instructors regarding academic standards. If an instructor suspects you of academic misconduct, they will submit a report to the School or College you are enrolled in at the time of the alleged misconduct. Each College or School has a designated person to act on behalf of the Dean of the School or College to address academic misconduct. More information about the student conduct process can be found here.

Please contact Community Standards & Student Conduct at 206-685-6194 or for more information about academic misconduct.