Academic Misconduct Policy

Policy #: 
ACD 101.005
Executive Owner: 
Senior Vice President Operational Strategy & Learning

All AHU students.


Academic integrity is fundamental to the vision and mission of AdventHealth University. We place a high value on truth, which implies a corresponding intolerance of academic misconduct. To graduate ethical, skilled professionals and citizens is a desired outcome of the University. The following policy is concerned with students’ actions - not their intentions.


Students suspected of academic misconduct, whether acknowledging involvement or not, shall be allowed to continue in the course without prejudice pending completion of the disciplinary process. If the instructor must submit a final course grade before the case is resolved, then the student should be given an “Incomplete,” which will not affect his or her GPA.

Sanctions will be imposed according to the severity of the misconduct. Multiple sanctions may be imposed should the behavior call for the imposition of a more severe penalty. In all cases, the University reserves the right to require counseling or testing of students as deemed appropriate. See the Academic Catalog for further definitions of sanctions.


Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to, the following actions:

  • Cheating on examinations,
  • Plagiarism,
  • Fabrication, forgery, and obstruction,
  • Multiple submissions,
  • Complicity,
  • Misconduct in research endeavors,
  • Computer misuse, and
  • Misuse of intellectual property.

See the Academic Catalog for further information on academic misconduct.


CommitteeDate Voted
President's CouncilWednesday, April 19, 2017
Approved by: 
Approval Date: 
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Review Date: 
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Friday, October 20, 2023