UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Academic Integrity

Academic Misconduct

Academic Misconduct is any action or attempted action resulting in a student creating academic work that produces an unfair academic advantage for themselves or an unfair academic advantage or disadvantage for any other student(s) of the academic community.

The UWRF Student Code of Conduct is made up of UWS Chapters 14, 17, and 18. These chapters outline both academic (14) and nonacademic (17 and 18) disciplinary procedures for all UW System students, as well as, prohibited behavior. These policies apply both on and off campus.

  • Cheating on an exam

  • Collaborating with others in work to be presented, contrary to the stated rules of the course

  • Submitting a paper or assignment as one's own work when a part or all of the paper or assignment is the work of another

  • Submitting a paper or assignment that contains ideas or research of others without appropriately identifying the sources of those ideas

  • Stealing exams or other course materials;

  • Submitting, if contrary to the rules of a course, work previously presented in another course

  • Tampering with the laboratory experiment or computer program of another student

  • Knowingly and intentionally assisting another student in any of the above, including assistance in an arrangement whereby any work, classroom performance, exam, or other activity is submitted or performed by a person other than the student under whose name the work is submitted or performed.