Academic dishonesty in any form is a serious offense that cannot be tolerated in an academic community. Dishonesty–including cheating, plagiarism, deception of effort, and/or unauthorized assistance–may result in a failing grade in a course and/or suspension or dismissal from the university. Each graduate program or college must adopt and publish procedures for investigating charges of academic dishonesty of their current students. These procedures must take into account due process, and they must conform to the university’s Student Code of Conduct.
After graduation, alumni remain responsible for the academic integrity of the work they performed while a student at the University of Cincinnati. If evidence of academic dishonesty or research misconduct is revealed after the graduation of a student, the Office of Research, the Graduate School and the University can examine whether such concerns impact the academic integrity of the degree that was conferred on the student, with consequences including but not limited to degree revocation.