Academic Policies

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The Academic Honor Code

Integrity and honor are central to the Rollins College mission to educate its students for responsible citizenship and ethical leadership. Rollins requires adherence to a code of behavior that is essential for building an academic community committed to excellence and scholarship with integrity and honor. Students, faculty, staff and administration share the responsibility for building and sustaining this community.

Each student matriculating into Rollins must become familiar with the Academic Honor System. The College requires that students be able and willing to accept the rights and responsibilities of honorable conduct, both as a matter of personal integrity and as a commitment to the values to which the College community commits itself. It is the responsibility of instructors to set clear guidelines for authorized and unauthorized aid in their courses. It is the responsibility of students to honor those guidelines and to obtain additional clarification if and when questions arise about possible violations of the Honor Code.

Definitions of Academic Honor Code violations include, but are not limited to, the following:

 Plagiarism      Facilitating Academic Dishonesty
 Cheating     Violation of Testing Conditions
 Unauthorized Collaboration     Lying
 Submission of Work Prepared for Another Course     Failure to Report an Honor Code Violation

Faculty are expected to uphold the Academic Honor Code located at Students appointed to the Academic Honor Council are available to consult with faculty and/or to speak to their class(es).

Reporting a Violation

All students, faculty and staff are required to report violations in writing to the Academic Honor Council for disposition. Referrals will be made through the Office of the Dean at the Holt School.

If a faculty member has reason to believe that a violation of the Academic Honor Code has occurred, he/she may have an initial meeting with the student to determine if a violation has occurred. The initial meeting is to clarify if a violation has occurred and not to determine if a known violation is to be reported.

If a student reports a violation of academic integrity to the Academic Honor Council, he/she can, but is not required to, encourage the students suspected of the violation to self-report. If the student fails to self-report, then the student that witnessed the violation must report it to the Academic Honor Council.

Complaints must be made in writing and filed through the Office of the Dean at the Holt School. These complaints are then forwarded to the Academic Honor Council. Allegations must be submitted in writing within ten (10) days of the discovery of the alleged violation. The complaint should indicate all relevant details, including names of witnesses and must be signed. Submissions may also be made online.