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Undergraduates

As a Miami student, the University has high expectations for you and your future. Because of this, we want you to understand ways in which you can maintain the high standards we have set.

1. What is academic dishonesty?

2. What is the procedure for dealing with academic dishonesty?

3. What are the penalties for academic dishonesty?

4. Can I appeal if I am found responsible for an act of academic dishonesty?


1. What is academic dishonesty?

Academic dishonesty is defined as any activity that compromises the academic integrity of the institution or subverts the educational process. Students are expected to behave honestly in their learning and in their behavior outside the classroom. Cheating, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty undermine the value of a Miami education for everyone, and especially for the person who cheats.

The following actions are just a few examples of academic dishonesty:

  • Conduct with respect to and during a quiz, examination, or similar evaluation
  • Written and other assignments

2. What is the procedure for dealing with academic dishonesty?

This procedure includes the following steps:

  1. An instructor or department chair notifies the accused student (in writing) of the charge of academic dishonesty.
  2. The examination proctor (if appropriate), the instructor, and the chair or designee meet with the accused student.
  3. Following the meeting, the department chair/program director or designee determines whether the student has committed an act of academic dishonesty. If the student is not found to have committed academic dishonesty, the student is informed in writing. If the student is found to have committed academic dishonesty, a recommended sanction is determined.

To learn about options for witnesses and/or other procedural assistance for both faculty and students, see Chapter 5 of the Miami Student Handbook (PDF 892KB).

3. What are the penalties for academic dishonesty?

Penalties differ based on the circumstance in which the student is found responsible of the accused charge. These may include but are not limited to the following:

It's important to note that additional penalties may apply should the student have any prior charges of academic dishonesty or if the case involves more than one student. For more information on procedures and penalties, see Section 1.5.C.4 of the Miami Student Handbook (PDF 892KB).

4. Can I appeal if I am found responsible for an act of academic dishonesty?

Yes. A student found responsible for an act of academic dishonesty may appeal the decision in writing to the dean or his or her designee of the division in which the alleged violation occurred within five class days following the student's receipt of the notice of the findings.

Students who are suspended for dishonesty may also appeal to the university appeals board.

Appeals may be made on grounds of inappropriate sanction, procedural defects, or new evidence.

For more details on the appeal process, see Section 1.5.D through 1.5.F of the Miami Student Handbook (PDF 892KB).

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Student Resources

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A variety of resources is available to help students learn and practice standards of academic integrity.

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Locations
Luxembourg
West Chester
Middletown
Hamilton
Oxford
  • Luxembourg
    Luxembourg

    John E. Dolibois European Center, Luxembourg

    One of Miami's oldest continuous study abroad programs, the Miami University John E. Dolibois Center (MUDEC) in Luxembourg offers students the opportunity to enroll in Miami classes taught by European-based and Ohio-based Miami faculty. Students enjoy a unique combination of first-class academics, engagement in the local community, and various faculty-guided and independent travel opportunities.

    Contact and emergency information for the Luxembourg Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

    Château de Differdange
    1, Impasse du Château
    L-4524 Differdange
    Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
    luxembourg@MiamiOH.edu
    MiamiOH.edu/luxembourg

    217-222 MacMillan Hall
    531 E. Spring Street
    Oxford, Ohio 45056, USA

    Directions

    Main Operator: 011-352-582222-1
    Oxford-based Coordinator: 513-529-5050
    Emergency info: MiamiOH.edu/emergency

  • West Chester
    West Chester

    Voice of America Learning Center

    Located midway between Cincinnati and Dayton along I-75, the Voice of America Learning Center (VOALC) offers undergraduate and graduate courses and programs drawn from Miami's Regional and Oxford campuses. Home to Miami's MBA program, the Learning Center provides ready access to graduate programs for area educators and courses leading to the BIS degree for undergraduates.

    Contact and emergency information for the Voice of America Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

    7847 VOA Park Dr.
    (Corner of VOA Park Dr. and Cox Rd.)
    West Chester, OH 45069
     
    voalc@MiamiOH.edu
    MiamiOH.edu/voalc

    Printable Floor Plan
    Directions

    Main Operator: 513-895-8862
    (From Middletown) 513-217-8862
    Emergency info: regionals.MiamiOH.edu/emergency

  • Middletown
    Middletown

    Middletown Regional Campus

    Nestled on 141 acres near I-75, Miami University Middletown offers bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, and beginning coursework for most four-year degrees. Nearby Greentree Health Science Academy immerses Miami's nursing and health information technology students in the health care experience while taking classes.

    Contact and emergency information for the Middletown Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

     4200 N. University Blvd.
    Middletown, OH 45042
    regionalwebmaster@MiamiOH.edu
    regionals.MiamiOH.edu

    Printable Campus Map
    Directions

    Main Operator: 513-727-3200
    (Toll-free) 1-86-MIAMI-MID
    Office of Admission: 513-727-3216
    Campus Status Line: 513-727-3477
    Emergency info: regionals.MiamiOH.edu/emergency

  • Hamilton
    Hamilton

    Hamilton Regional Campus

    A compact, friendly, commuter campus, Miami Hamilton offers bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, and beginning coursework for most four-year degrees. Small class sizes, on-site child care, and flexible scheduling make Miami Hamilton attractive to students at all stages of life and career.

    Contact and emergency information for the Hamilton Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

    1601 University Blvd.
    Hamilton, OH 45011
    regionalwebmaster@MiamiOH.edu
    regionals.MiamiOH.edu

    Printable Campus Map
    Directions

    Main Operator: 513-785-3000
    Office of Admission: 513-785-3111
    Campus Status Line: 513-785-3077
    Emergency info: regionals.MiamiOH.edu/emergency

  • Oxford
    Oxford

    Miami University, Oxford Ohio

    Nationally recognized as one of the most outstanding undergraduate institutions, Miami University is a public university located in Oxford, Ohio. With a student body of 16,000, Miami effectively combines a wide range of strong academic programs with faculty who love to teach and the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions.

    Contact and emergency information for the Oxford Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

    501 E. High St.
    Oxford, OH 45056

    Printable Campus Map
    Directions

    Main Operator: 513-529-1809
    Office of Admission: 513-529-2531
    Vine Hotline: 513-529-6400
    Emergency info: MiamiOH.edu/emergency