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Discipline

Under the direction of the president, the dean of students has primary responsibility for the administration of student discipline.

General statement. The University’s expectations for student conduct are grounded in the University Code of Conduct: “The core values of the University of Texas at Austin are learning, discovery, freedom, leadership, individual opportunity, and responsibility. Each member of the University is expected to uphold these values through integrity, honesty, trust, fairness, and respect towards peers and community.” University students are also expected to uphold the Student Honor Code and expected to abide by all city, state, and federal laws and statutes and all regulations of the University and the University of Texas System. However, as a community of scholars, the University expects from its students a higher standard of conduct than that required simply to avoid discipline. The principles of the Student Honor Code together with the University Code of Conduct should govern and direct student conduct to promote a safe environment that is conducive to academic success, and to ensure that each University student graduates ready to contribute to society as an ethical citizen.

Academic dishonesty. Since the value of a university degree depends on the absolute integrity of the work done by each student for that degree, a student should maintain a high standard of individual honor in their academic work.

Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, cheating, plagiarism, collusion, falsifying academic records, and misrepresenting facts. More information about academic dishonesty is given in Appendix C, chapter 11.

Group responsibility. Any student organization is subject to disciplinary sanctions, including revocation of the group’s registration as a student organization, for violation of the penal or civil statutes of the local, state, or federal government or a rule or regulation of the University of Texas System or a Regents’ Rule, University regulation, or administrative rule. More information about discipline of student organizations is given in Appendix C, chapter 6.

Disciplinary procedures. The University of Texas at Austin administers student discipline according to the procedures defined and described in the Regents’ Rules and Regulations, Rule 50101, in the Model Policy of Student Conduct and Discipline promulgated by the Office of General Counsel of the University of Texas System and in Appendix C, chapter 11.


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