An academic community requires the highest standards of honor and integrity in all of its participants if it is to fulfill its mission. In such a community, faculty, students and staff are expected to maintain high standards of academic conduct. The purpose of this policy is to make all aware of these expectations. Additionally, the policy outlines some, but not all, of the situations that can arise that violate these standards. Further, the policy sets forth a set of procedures, characterized by a “sense of fair play,” which is used when these standards are violated. In this spirit, some definitions of academic misconduct are listed here. These are by no means exhaustive.