Reporting Honor Code Violations—Students
Students report Honor Code violations using this form.
Reporting Honor Code Violations—Faculty
Faculty report Honor Code violations using this form.
Appealing Honor Code Violations
Students may appeal alleged Honor Code violations using this form.
Judicial Board Procedures
Learn about the procedures followed by the Judicial Board here.
Fall 2011-Spring 2012 Honor Code Violations
Review a sample of Honor Code violations from fall 2011 to spring 2012.
Other Honor Code Violations
Review a sample of Honor Code violations from spring 2008 to spring 2011.
Tippie College Undergraduate Honor Code
New Policy Affecting Dropping Classes
Effective Spring 2012
Students enrolled in a course offered by the Henry B. Tippie College of Business found guilty of an Honor Code violation may not drop the course if the instructor is unwilling to approve the drop. Students may, however, be eligible to retake the course in accordance with applicable second-grade-only option policies; click here for the Tippie College of Business policy and here for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences policy.
Students in the Undergraduate Program in the Henry B. Tippie College of Business adhere to an honor code that provides an ethical guide that emphasizes the importance of honesty and integrity in their academic and preprofessional lives.
The Tippie College's goal is to prepare our students to be competent professionally and ethically. Developed by and for students, our Honor Code sets the expectation that Tippie students develop socially and ethically based behaviors and values and that these principles guide their decision making and actions. The spirit of the Honor Code is a primary component of the Undergraduate Program's mission and supports the components of the college's branding initiative,
The Power of I.
Each student enrolled in Henry B. Tippie College of Business courses accepts personal responsibility to uphold and defend academic integrity and to promote an atmosphere in which all individuals may flourish.
Through the Honor Code, Tippie students:
- Commit to scholastic honesty and integrity;
- Agree to maintain the spirit of the Honor Code;
- Strive to set a standard of honest and ethical behavior that reflects well on Tippie students, the Tippie College of Business, and the University of Iowa.
Honor Code Offenses
If students are charged with academic misconduct or a violation of the Honor Code, they are contacted—using their UI email address—by the course instructor and the associate dean of the Undergraduate Program.
If a student appeals a charge of academic misconduct or a violation of the Honor Code, the appeal is investigated and adjudicated by the Judicial Board.
Academically dishonest behaviors include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Cheating includes:
- Unauthorized use of notes, texts, or other aids during a quiz or exam.
- Copying the work of others and/or allowing others to view your answers or copy your work during a quiz, exam, or on homework.
- Continuing to work on a quiz or exam after time is called.
- Allowing other parties to assist in the completion of your quiz, exam, homework, paper, or project when not permitted.
2. Plagiarism includes:
- Presenting the work of others without proper acknowledgment.
- Claiming the words and ideas of another as one's own.
- Failure to properly cite and specifically credit the source of both text and web materials in papers, projects, or other assignments.
- Copying source codes, graphs, programs, and spreadsheets and claiming the same work as your own.
- Copying answer keys and solution manuals without the authorization of the course instructor.
3. Unauthorized Collaboration includes:
- Working with other students on projects or assignments without authorization from the course instructor.
Instructors are expected to specify in writing on the assignment or the syllabus the amount of collaboration that is allowed.
4. Obtaining an Unfair Advantage includes:
- Stealing, reproducing, circulating, or otherwise gaining access to quiz, exam, or homework materials prior to the time authorized by an instructor.
- Retaining, possessing, using, or circulating a previously given quiz, exam, or homework materials when those materials are to be returned to the instructor.
- Intentionally obstructing or interfering with other students' academic work, or otherwise undertaking activity with the purpose of creating or obtaining an unfair academic advantage over other students' academic work.
5. Forgery includes:
- Altering a score, grade, or schedule change on an academic record.
- Forging the signature of an instructor, advisor, dean, or another student without proper authorization.
6. Facilitating Academic Dishonesty includes:
- Helping or attempting to help another individual commit an act of academic dishonesty.
7. Misrepresentation includes:
- Providing false information on your resume, including work history, academic performance, leadership activities, or membership in student organizations.
- Failure to provide information regarding academic performance or enrollments such as not providing transcripts from another college or university in which you have enrolled regardless of whether or not you completed course work.
- Failure to provide full disclosure or providing false information about job interviews and other reasons for class absences when asking faculty for excused absences or for a make-up for a quiz, exam, or homework.
All nonacademic violations are referred directly to the Office of Student Life on the UI campus and the academic director of the CIMBA undergraduate campus for students participating in CIMBA.