The Kent State University Code of Student Conduct applies to both graduate and undergraduate students. Students are subject to educational sanctioning, including, but not limited to, probation, suspension or dismissal for violations of the code.

University policies regarding behavioral conduct and cheating/plagiarism are available on the Office of Student Conduct website and the Plagiarism website. Furnishing false or incomplete information to the university with intent to deceive or forge, alter or misuse university documents or other official documents that serve as the basis for admission and graduation may result in the revocation of admission, academic dismissal or revocation of a degree or certificate.

It is the policy of Kent State University that:

  1. Students are to perform their own academic work according to the standards set by faculty members, departments, schools and colleges of the university.
  2. To take and present as one's own a material portion of the ideas or words of another, or to present as one's own an idea or work derived from an existing source, without full and proper credit to the source of the ideas, words or works is considered plagiarism/cheating and will result in university sanctioning.
  3. University rules and regulations form parameters for individual behavior on and off campus, and follow the normative standards of behavior adhered to by the City of Kent and Kent State University communities. By virtue of a student’s enrollment at Kent State University, he/she consents to follow the policies and procedures of the university, including those outlined in the Code of Student Conduct. It is the student’s responsibility and in his/her interest to be familiar with all applicable conduct-related policies.