Academic Conduct

College of Arts & Sciences Policy

For College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) students, charges of academic misconduct, such as cheating on examinations, theft of examinations, plagiarism, alteration of work after submission, or alteration of records, are referred to the CAS Dean’s office for investigation and possible referral to the CAS Academic Conduct Committee.

Students are advised that, by vote of the college faculty, the penalty against College of Arts & Sciences students for cheating on examinations or for plagiarism may be “…expulsion from the University or such other penalty as may be recommended by the Academic Conduct Committee, subject to approval by the dean.” All students are responsible for having read Boston University’s Academic Conduct Code.

In all charges of academic misconduct against a student, the student is entitled to full procedural fairness in any disciplinary proceedings that may be conducted. A description of the procedures adopted by the Academic Conduct Committee appears in Boston University’s Academic Conduct Code.