Academic Conduct

Sargent College Policy

All students at Sargent College are expected to maintain the highest standard of academic honesty. Various pressures upon students may tempt them to gain credit for work that is not entirely their own by cheating on examinations, plagiarizing papers or projects, and other dishonest methods. Instructors are aware that plagiarism and cheating sometimes occur; such offenses are handled according to Boston University’s Academic Conduct Code. The Committee on Academic Policies and Procedures (SAR-CAPP) at Sargent College reviews misconduct cases. Academic dishonesty may result in suspension or dismissal from the college or University.

Academic performance is only one indicator of success for Sargent College students. Students are also expected to demonstrate professional behavior, to accept responsibility for their actions, and to expect the same from their peers. Professional behavior is expected across environments, whether the student is engaged in clinical practice, classroom instruction, peer or faculty interaction, or research or laboratory activities. Students must know and comply with the specified rules for each of their academic and clinical experiences.

Students are evaluated on professional behavior in addition to academic performance. Failure to meet the standards for professional behavior may result in dismissal from the program. The specific responsibilities of students are outlined in the manual for each academic program of study.