In the event a student is found guilty of violations to the Academic Integrity policy, the Vice President of Academic Affairs (VPAA) will provide documentation to the student regarding their level of violation.

First violation: Warning

The office of the VPAA will send a letter to the student informing him/her of the Academic Integrity violation and possible consequences of future violations to the policy.

At this level, the student must meet with the program director to discuss the Academic Integrity policy and remediate as appropriate. The program director must document what remediation was given.


Second violation: Academic Integrity Probation

The office of the VPAA will send a letter to the student informing him/her of the second Academic Integrity violation and possible consequences of future violations to the policy.

The student is then placed on Academic Integrity probation, which entails the following:

  • A student is placed on Academic Integrity probation for his/her second violation to the Academic Integrity policy. A notation is placed in the student’s file to serve as an alert to the student that his/her academic behavior is unacceptable and to impress upon them the importance of giving serious attention to their academic integrity behavior in order to continue to be a student at Clarkson College.
  • The student will remain on Academic Integrity probation until graduation.

At this level, the student must meet with the program director to discuss the Academic Integrity policy and remediate as appropriate. The program director must document what remediation was given.


Third violation: Dismissal from the College

The office of the VPAA will send a letter to the student informing him/her of the third Academic Integrity violation and dismissal from the College.

Academic Integrity policy violations that involve substantial dishonesty, pre-meditation and disregard for the Academic Integrity policy may warrant a more severe sanction regardless of prior violation.


Due Process

Academic integrity issues should be resolved at the lowest level possible. However, when a student disagrees with a faculty member regarding the issue of Academic integrity, the student has five business days to submit an appeal in writing to the Vice President of Academic Affairs (VPAA). If the student fails to meet the above deadline for appealing a decision, the standing decision is final. The VPAA will convene the Academic Integrity committee to review the appeal within 15 business days of the request.