For the previous 2008 – 2009 academic year, there were a total of 603 academic referrals and 575 social referrals to Student Judicial Affairs.
The most common academic violation was for plagiarism, with 226 students being reported. Violations for plagiarism also include submitting the same paper for more than one class without permission.
One hundred forty-three students were referred for cheating during an exam, making it the second most common academic violation.
There has also been an increasing number of students giving false information to a university official for academic reasons, rising to thirty-five students. This includes violations such as submitting a forged doctor’s note to an instructor or to a dean’s office.
Other reports of misuse
Thirty-seven percent of social violations involved unauthorized entry and equipment use, and computer misuse.
Most cases were resolved with a sanction that allowed the student to remain in school and continue their studies. Out of the sanctions that did not, 37 students were suspended and 29 were dismissed, mainly for academic reasons. Five percent of students referred to SJA were not found in violation and received no disciplinary sanction.
The Campus Judicial Report is compiled by student members of the Campus Judicial Board. Additional information about SJA and the Campus Judicial Board may be found at sja.ucdavis.edu.