What do I do if I find a Student Cheating?

The SLCC Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook, under the "Academic Standards" section, establishes the expectation at SLCC for academic honesty and defines situations that constitute academic misconduct including: academic dishonesty, cheating, misrepresentation, plagiarism, and out of class work.

Adjunct faculty may include a statement of disclosure on academic dishonesty and consequences in the syllabus. The Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities also includes information about the student grievance process.

Academic Honesty

Honesty is an expectation at Salt Lake Community College. This means that each member of the College community will adhere to the principles and rules of the College and pursue academic work in a straightforward and truthful manner, free from deception or fraud. Any attempt to deviate from these principles is academic dishonesty and will be dealt with according to rules of due process as outlined.

This section establishes the expectation at SLCC for academic honesty and defines situations that constitute academic misconduct. It also presents the due process to be followed when a student violates academic standards.

Forms of Academic Dishonesty

Cheating: Presenting others' work as one's own or assisting another student to do so in the classroom, lab or the Assessment Center. Cheating may also occur when a student violates the conditions governing an examination.

Examples of cheating include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Using oral, written, visual, or other forms of communication intended to give or receive improper assistance
  • Looking at or copying another's work
  • Using unauthorized materials (texts, notes, calculators, etc.)
  • Taking an exam for another student
  • Having someone else take an exam
  • Altering one's work after an exam has been returned and before resubmitting it
  • Obtaining and/or using an upcoming exam ahead of test time

To report academic dishonesty, please fill out the Academic Misconduct Reporting Form. For more information and a full list, read the Code of Student Rights & Responsibilities, contact your department or contact the Dean of Students at 801-947-5027.