Honors Academic Integrity Policy

Students, faculty, administrators, and staff of the Renée Crown University Honors Program share responsibility for advocating and upholding the highest standards of academic integrity. We expect our students to understand the educational value of these standards, and we expect those who teach and support our students to help them understand in detail what these standards are, why they are important, and how they will be met in each context of teaching.

The Honors Program follows the University's Policies and Procedures on Academic Integrity. Those policies and the relevant procedures are available at http://class.syr.edu/academic-integrity/.

The Office of Academic Integrity (within the Center for Learning and Student Success - CLASS) will notify the Honors Program of students who have been found to violate the policy, and the Honors Program reserves the right to remove from the Honors Program any student who has committed an academic violation in any course at SU. The Honors Program will review only closed cases, after all appeals through the Academic Integrity Office have been exhausted, and adheres to the Academic Integrity Office’s classification rubric, found here:

Academic Integrity Office’s Classification Rubric

If a student commits a Level 1 violation, the Honors penalty is a warning and mandatory meeting with Honors staff.
First and second year students who commit a Level 2 violation will be removed from the Honors program, but are eligible to reapply after completion of the Academic Integrity sanctions. Students reapplying to the program after completing the Academic Integrity sanctions will be required to meet with Honors staff before submitting their application.
The Honors penalty for all other students who commit Level 2 or Level 3 violations is permanent removal from the program, even after the Academic Integrity sanctions have been completed.

All Honors Program decisions are final, and there is no appeal process for these decisions. By participating in the Honors Program, students are automatically subject to this policy.