Report A Violation

Who can Submit a Student Conduct Violation?

Any University student, faculty, staff member, or community member may report an alleged violation of the Code. Allegations of Code violations must be in writing and submitted online here. Though anonymous complaints are permitted, doing so may limit the University's ability to investigate and respond to a complaint. The University has the right to pursue a notice of student misconduct on its own behalf and initiate a student conduct review, regardless of whether or not a formal allegation is submitted by a complainant.

Summary of How Complaints are Reviewed

Once a complaint has been received, the designated student conduct administrator will review the allegations and conduct a preliminary investigation. The student conduct administrator reviews and collects information to determine if sufficient information exists to support the accusation. If so, students are notified about the allegations and are invited to participate in a meeting to review the allegations and available information regarding the matter. This administrative review is an opportunity for the students to present relevant information, names of witnesses and/or witness statements, relevant explanations, and/or mitigating factors for the alleged violation. Findings from the review are based on the information contained in University reports, any information students choose to share, and information gathered during the investigation of the allegations. If students are found responsible for violating the Student Code of Conduct, students may be assigned educational sanctions. Students are provided the opportunity to appeal cases where they are found responsible.

Any person may report suspected misconduct by any undergraduate or graduate UAF student to the Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities for conduct review. A report may be filed using the online reporting system found below. The Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities will review the report and refer it to the appropriate department for action.

Report a Violation of Academic Dishonesty

Academic Dishonesty violations are listed in full detail in the Student Code of Conduct, and include:

  • Plagiarism;
  • Falsification, fabrication, or misrepresentation of data, other information, or citations in connection with an academic assignment, whether graded or otherwise;
  • Unauthorized assistance or unauthorized collaboration;
  • Cheating on exams or other academic assignments;
  • Violating procedures pertaining to the academic process;
  • Deliberately furnishing false information;
  • Forging, falsifying, or misusing University documents, records, etc;
  • Violating other University policies that are designed to ensure academic integrity, etc,;
  • Assisting or aiding another to engage in acts of academic dishonesty.

Instructors who report suspected academic dishonesty should issue the accused student(s) a "grade of "IN", or "Incomplete" for the course in question. The Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities will contact the Registrar's Office and have the incomplete grade changed to "NG" until the case has been resolved. Instructors must report the suspected violation to the Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities.

Report a Violation of Non-Academic Misconduct

Non-Academic Misconduct includes behaviors adversely affecting members of the University Community. Examples of behaviors constituting a Non-Academic Misconduct include, but are not limited to: fighting, hazing, drug use, lying, and disorderly conduct. 

Report a Violation of the Alcohol Policy

Any person may report suspected misconduct under the Student Code of Conduct. The Alcohol Policy of applicable to students and student organizations. Examples of behaviors constituting a violation of the Alcohol Policy include, but are not limited to: underage purchases, possession, or consumption of alcoholic beverages; providing alcohol to a person who is under 21 years of age; alcohol-fueled behavior that is disorderly, disruptive, or jeopardizes the health or safety of self or others; possessing or using a false or misrepresentative form of identification to purchase or procure alcoholic beverages.


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