Seton Hall University Academic Misconduct Disciplinary Procedures

When accused of academic dishonesty at Seton Hall University, you face potential expulsion among a host of other penalties, depending on the severity of the offense you have been accused of. Each school/department within the university contains its own specific policy explaining the definitions and penalties you face when an instructor, fellow student or other school authority has accused you of academic misconduct. The Student Code of Conduct, in its discussion of academic integrity explicitly states: Each college or school within the University may choose to have its own definitions, standards, and policies relative to academic dishonesty and/or academic integrity. It shall be the decision of the appropriate Academic Dean as to which process to refer any matter under such policy.

Across the board, each department identifies cheating and plagiarism as distinct offenses that would warrant penalties. Some departments go into greater length and detail regarding the nature of the offenses they penalize. To access specific information about the definition of cheating, plagiarism and other forms of academic dishonesty in the department in which you have been accused, consult the department/major's unique policy on the topic. Some departments also penalize the facilitation of suspected acts of cheating/plagiarism, such as allowing a student to copy one's own work.

You may feel exceptionally nervous about the future of your academic career when you have been accused of this type of offense. To quell your doubts and uncertainties moving forward in the process, you are strongly advised to retain a student defense attorney to defend you against the misconduc