»Academic Integrity, Integrity in Research & Other Policies

The Academic Integrity Committee is responsible for defining academic integrity and establishing policies and procedures for investigating, hearing, and sanctioning alleged violations of academic integrity. The Committee makes investigations and determinations of alleged violations of academic integrity policies and invokes the appropriate sanction as stipulated by Chapman University's Policies on Academic Integrity. The procedures students should follow if they want to appeal to the Council are outlined in Chapman University's Policy on Academic Integrity.

Chapman University is a community of scholars that emphasizes the mutual responsibility of all members to seek knowledge honestly and in good faith. Students are responsible for doing their own work, and academic dishonesty of any kind will be subject to sanction by the instructor and referral to the university's Academic Integrity Committee, which may impose additional sanctions up to and including expulsion. Please see the full description of Chapman University's Policy on Academic Integrity for more information. This document represents the Academic Integrity Policy of Chapman University as it pertains to students and to the responsibility of faculty in handling cases of alleged academic dishonesty.

All individuals engaged in research at Chapman University are responsible for adhering to the highest standards of intellectual honesty and integrity in research. Please see Chapman University's Policy on Integrity in Research for more information.

The graduate catalog provides detailed information on University-wide policies and rules pertaining to graduate study as well as those specific to each college and program.

+-Student Conduct Code

At Chapman University, all students are expected to adhere to the policies that govern student behavior outlined in the Student Conduct Code. The Dean of Students Office at Chapman University administers oversight for the Student Conduct Code and proactively seeks to educate the Chapman University campus community about appropriate choices and behavior. The purpose of an educational life-preparatory disciplinary process is to maintain a safe, healthy, and educational community for all students, staff, and faculty. Please visit the Student Conduct page for further information on Student Conduct Policies and Student Conduct Procedures (which take place after a student has been charged or written-up for a violation of any Chapman University policy) as well as information on the Jurisdiction of the University, Student Rights, Privacy Acts and other policies. 

+-Grievance Procedures

Academic Grievance and Appeal Procedures

Graduate Students who have concerns about campus academic policies, procedures, or other policies are encouraged to bring those concerns or complaints to Dr. Richard Redding, the Vice Chancellor for Graduate Education. Dr. Redding can be reached via e-mail or by phone at (714) 628-2688. For academic matters, the process normally begins with the faculty member involved. Appeals typically go to the department chair, the academic dean, the Graduate Academic Council, and then to the Office of the Chancellor. For non–academic matters (issues related to departments such as residence life, facilities management, business office, etc.), students should first discuss the matter with the head of the appropriate department with appeals to the appropriate supervisor.

A student's petition to deviate from general university policies is submitted to the department via a Graduate General Petition form. After consideration at the department level the petition is forwarded to the Office of the University Registrar. Petitions are reviewed by the Graduate Academic Council in the following cases:

1)   Adding or dropping courses after enrollment deadlines

2)   Challenge of a grade in a course

3)   Changing the grading option after the specified deadline

4)   Overload of credit

5)   Late withdrawal of courses not related to a medical reason, family emergency or military/occupational
      relocation

6)   Limitation/acceptance of credit

7)   Other degree related issues

8)   Other miscellaneous petitions

Sexual Assault, Harassment, Discrimination and Title IX

Please refer to the Sexual Assault, Harassment, Discrimination and Title IX resource page, administered by the Dean of Students office for information on how to report an incident or complaint regarding a University department, employee, or fellow student.

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