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Saturday, March 2, 2024

Campus Judicial Reports

Drinking and vandalism don’t mix

Two students were referred to Student Judicial Affairs (SJA) for suspected vandalism and underage drinking. The two students had been drinking and had ventured downtown where they were detained by the police on suspected vandalism.  At an informal meeting with a Judicial Affairs Officer, the two students said that they had been drinking and had gone downtown where they were the suspects of vandalism. The matter was resolved informally and the two students agreed to Disciplinary Probation and a referral to the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Prevention Program. While being on Disciplinary Probation, if a student violates any other university policies, they will likely be suspended or dismissed from the university.

No plagiarism here

A student in a seminar class was referred to SJA for suspected plagiarism. The professor suspected plagiarism because the student’s work seemed out of character from those previously submitted by her. At an informal meeting with a Judicial Affairs Officer, the student admitted that her paper seemed different from her other work because she had expected the paper to require a different writing style. The case was resolved informally and it was agreed that the student had not plagiarized.  The professor agreed that the student’s story seemed credible, and the student’s work was graded normally.  The case was closed.

That’s my art

Two students were referred to SJA for turning in someone else’s work for credit in an art class. Upon an informal meeting with a Judicial Affairs Officer, the students admitted that they did not have time to submit their work and had asked a mutual friend to submit their work for them. They said the work was their own but they had merely asked a friend to submit it for them. The professor said that they had to submit their own work in person and that no one else could turn it in for them. The students replied that they had not been aware of this rule and agreed to an administrative notice.  The case was resolved as a non-dishonest violation of the academic  code, meaning that the students had unknowingly violated the academic code. An administrative notice informs the students that they need to be aware of the rules of their specific class and of the university.

CAMPUS JUDICIAL REPORTS are compiled by members of Student Judicial Affairs.


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