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University of Houston-Victoria

Academic Honesty

To best function and accomplish its objectives, the university expects and encourages all students, faculty, and staff to contribute to an atmosphere of high ethical standards in every way possible and especially by observing all accepted principles of academic honesty.  Academic dishonesty may take a variety of forms, ranging from breach of ethics to a criminal offense.  The faculty and administration of UH-Victoria view academic dishonesty as a significant breach of ethical conduct which incurs various disciplinary actions.  Policies and procedures are outlined in the Academic Honesty policy in the UHV Student Handbook.  These policies and procedures are designed to handle these cases in fairness to all concerned:  the accused student, the faculty, and the university. 

If a grade of “W” is received prior to a guilty finding of academic dishonesty, the student will become liable for the Academic Honesty penalty, including “F” grades.