Academic Honesty

The Office of Academic Affairs has created a data-base to record all reported instances of academic dishonesty. The idea is to ensure that serial offenders do not escape attention. In accordance with the current Utica College catalog, repeat offenders will be referred to the Academic Standards Committee who may impose more serious penalties.

  1. When you detect academic dishonesty and have decided what penalty to impose, meet with the student to inform him or her of your decision. For guidelines on penalties, see the Academic Standards Committee's guidelines for handling intellectual dishonesty.
  2. Use the intellectual dishonesty form letter form letter to notify the Office of Academic Affairs.  Please attach supporting material such as a copy of the offending paper, report, or exam paper. The office keeps this material in case the incident gets referred to Academic Standards Committee. You should keep  copy of the letter for your own records.
  3. The Office of Academic Affairs will ensure that a copy of the letter is also sent to the student.
Please do notify the Office of Academic Affairs no matter how minor the instance or the sanction. In the past, detecting serial offenders was almost impossible.

Utica College has an institutional subscription to, the content matching service that can be used to detect plagiarism. Students submit their papers to the web site which checks them against both the world wide web and its own data-base of submitted papers and returns an originality report to the faculty member teaching the class. For more details or to get the College's password contact Robert Halliday at 792-3122 or

> Utica College Academic Honesty Policy

> Direct Link to


 Intellectual Dishonesty Form Letter