Note: At any point after a case has been filed, it may be withdrawn. A possible violation that is filed after the 30-day deadline WILL NOT be considered.
A student maintains a status of good standing at the University and a presumption of innocence until otherwise determined by the Honor System based upon clear and convincing evidence to support a finding of guilt. A student is able to attend class and participate in academic endeavors accordingly.
Any decision to discontinue attendance in the class or to drop the class should be discussed with an academic advisor, however, if the student chooses not to attend class, this WILL NOT have any effect on the determination in an alleged infraction, and in the event of a finding of responsibility will not effect sanctioning. If the student drops the class it will not affect the outcome of the matter positively or negatively.
If a member of the VCU Community identifies a possible violation, an initial description of the possible violation must be filed IN WRITING with the Honor System Administrator within 30 calendar days of discovery. Discovery occurs only when the accuser possess sufficient proof of a possible violation.
- Complete the Incident Reporting Form
- Prepare a summary memo detailing the alleged infraction.
- Provide additional relevant information (i.e. supporting documents such as the submitted work, the sources plagiarized, etc).
- Attach course information and documents (i.e. the syllabus, the details of the assignment, etc)
- Forward to the Academic Integrity Officer via: Suite 106, University Student Commons, or send to Box 843071, or fax to (804) 827-1579 or email@example.com.