Academic Integrity Policy

Academic Integrity Policy

RTU has a zero tolerance policy.  Integrity is a foundational concept of professional behavior and RTU takes such matters very seriously.  In general, if you have to ask if behavior would violate the integrity policy, it probably does.  
RTU is committed to educate, implement, support, and enforce sound academic and professional integrity.
Collaboration Defined

  • Working together on assignments and projects
  • Citing literature

Cheating Defined

  • Not doing the work
  • Not doing the work and directly copying

If academic dishonesty is suspected, the information will be documented and brought before the President for review.  The student or students will be notified that there is a suspicion of academic dishonesty and an investigation will follow.  Information retrieved during the investigation process will be evaluated and the student or students involved will be informed of the result.

In the event that academic dishonesty is validated during the investigation process, the individual or individuals involved will be notified of any action RTU chooses to take.

Typically, a first offense will result in the individual or individuals receiving probationary status or dismissal.