Academic Integrity Attorney-Advisor - Syracuse University

Accusations of academic misconduct through Syracuse University hurt students as attendees and as alumni. Luckily, it is possible to overcome these accusations with a little help.

How Syracuse University Defines Academic Integrity and Misconduct

In 2017, Syracuse University released its updated academic integrity policies through the University's Center for Learning and Student Success. In this document, which was slightly updated in July 2020 when the Academic Integrity Office became part of the Center for Learning and Student Success (CLASS), the University defines its pillars of academic integrity to include:

  • Source crediting
  • The independent completion of student work
  • Honest communication between students, staff, and faculty
  • Adherence to understandings of academic integrity, including the refusal to sell written assignments, bribery of other students, and the general sale of academic services beyond basic tutoring

This guide notes that students who fail to properly cite their sources, complete work on the behalf of others, fail to communicate appropriately with their peers and staff, or who seek to sell or purchase unapproved academic goods may face accusations of academic misconduct.

Put another way, the University understands incidents of academic misconduct to include: