All students are expected to display honesty and integrity in completing course requirements and complying with college academic regulations. Academic misconduct refers to plagiarism or cheating on examinations or assignments and is inconsistent with the aims and goals of Buffalo State. Specifically, students may neither use the work of another individual without proper acknowledgment nor perform work for another individual. Other examples of inappropriate academic conduct include prior acquisition or possession of an examination or submission of false data. As a result of a sustained allegation of academic misconduct, a low or failing grade for part or all of the coursework may be given to the student at the discretion of the instructor. No penalty for an alleged instance of academic misconduct may be imposed unless the student has been apprised of the allegation, the penalty, and the procedures of due process that are available.
A statement outlining formal college policies and procedures to be followed in cases of alleged academic misconduct is on file in each dean’s office, the Academic Standards Office, in the Student Life Office and through the College's Directory of Policy Statements.
Cases of severe infractions of acceptable standards may be brought before the Academic Misconduct Board, chaired by the director of Academic Standards, and may result in academic dismissal.