Academic Dishonesty Policy

As an academic university dedicated to the creation, dissemination, and application of knowledge, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is committed to fostering an intellectual and ethical environment based on the principles of academic integrity, which are essential to the success of the university's education and research mission. Violations of academic integrity constitutes serious offenses against the entire academic community. 

Academic integrity is based on educational principles and procedures that protect the rights of all participants in the educational process and validate the legitimacy of degrees awarded by the university. In the investigation and resolution of all allegations of student academic dishonesty, the university’s actions are intended be corrective, educationally sound, fundamentally fair and based on reliable evidence. 

The Academic Dishonesty policy is adopted by the university based on authority delegated by the Board of Regents to the President and is implemented and enforced under the direction of the Deans and Vice President for Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs.

Please note that culpability is not diminished when scholastic dishonesty occurs in drafts which are not the final version or when the student claims not to know the policy or procedures.

Any student who commits an act of academic dishonesty is subject to discipline. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, cheating, plagiarism, collusion, the submission for credit of any work or materials that are attributable in whole or in part to another person, or any attempt to commit such an act that is designed to give unfair advantage to a student.

For more information on Academic Dishonesty, please see Policy 14.1.1 of  the UT Health San Antonio Handbook of Operating Policies(HOP).