Graduate Student Handbook

Academic Dishonesty and Student Conduct

Academic Dishonesty Policy

Graduate students are subject to the policies and procedures governing student conduct as described in the UH Hilo Student Conduct Code. This includes acts of academic dishonesty, including, but not limited to, plagiarism, cheating, and falsifying data. Students can find these policies in the Academic Dishonesty section of the Catalog.

Conduct Violations Other than Academic Dishonesty

Instances in which graduate students are alleged to have violated the UH Hilo Student Conduct Code in areas other than academic dishonesty will be handled following the procedures described in the Student Conduct Code section of the catalog.

Conduct and Removal of Financial Support

All other recommendations to dismiss a student from the Graduate Division or one of its programs, or to break a student’s assistantship contract or to revoke a fellowship, tuition scholarship, or other source of financial support, are made to the VCAA, accompanied by appropriate documentation. The student will be informed of the basis for any such decision. The student may appeal the decision by using first the grievance procedure of the student’s program and then, if needed, the appeals procedures of the Graduate Council Grievance Committee. Action on a recommendation to remove support from or to dismiss a student in good academic standing will await the outcome of the grievance procedure.