Student Conduct

Academic Integrity

Cheating among college students appears to have become the norm in U.S. society. Research indicates that more than 70% of U.S. college students plagiarize writing assignments (Tyre 2001). To address the issue at CSUMB, the Academic Integrity Policy is in place.

To report incidents of academic dishonesty use the Academic Integrity Violation Report Form or contact the Student Conduct Administrator at 582-4597.

Faculty are encouraged to discuss academic integrity and its significance to the students, the university, and to the entire academic community. It is strongly recommended that the policy be referenced in all syllabi [see a sample statement below].

Faculty interested in web or software based solutions to assist them in determining the originality of student work should refer to the options at

Sample statement on academic integrity for course syllabi


Academic integrity is of central importance to an education at CSUMB. The core of this integrity resides in the scholastic honesty of the CSUMB community, and therefore, is the responsibility of all students and faculty to uphold and maintain. Forms of academic dishonesty include: cheating, fabrication, plagiarism, and collusion in any of these activities. We value informal resolution of academic integrity allegations; however, students discovered to have engaged in academic dishonesty will be sanctioned.

Academic Integrity Violation


In accordance with CSU Student Conduct Procedures (EO 1098), academic dishonesty cases that occur in the classroom shall be handled by faculty members. However, after action has been taken, the faculty member shall complete this form to identify the student who is found responsible, the general nature of the offense, the action taken, and a recommendation as to whether or not additional administrative action is needed. The completed form is then sent by the faculty member to the Office of Student Conduct.

This process provides an opportunity to hold students accountable and to identify students with multiple academic dishonesty reports. In all cases, the student may be subject to an academic sanction as determined appropriate by the faculty member, as well as administrative sanctions deemed necessary by the Student Conduct Administrator.

Reporting Procedure

To report a case, please complete the number items below and send the linked form via campus mail to the Office of Student Conduct in Sand Hall, Building 8. Questions or additional information regarding the treatment of academic dishonesty cases can be addressed by contacting the Office of Student Conduct at 582-4597 or email Student Conduct.

  1. Download and fill out the Academic Integrity Violation Report Form.
  2. Attach documentation that supports the case.
  3. Route for e-signatures from faculty and student through Adobe Sign. When routing through Abode Sign, add a cc to Student Conduct or send the completed, signed copy to Student Conduct.
Academic Integrity Violation Report Form