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UH Academic Honesty Policy

High ethical standards are critical to the integrity of any institution, and bear directly on the ultimate value of conferred degrees in the business community. All UH students, regardless of their chosen discipline, are expected to contribute to an atmosphere of the highest possible ethical standards.

Maintaining such an atmosphere requires that any instances of academic dishonesty be recognized and addressed. The UH Academic Honesty Policy is designed to handle those instances with fairness to all parties involved: the students, the instructors, and the University itself.

All students and faculty of the University of Houston are responsible for being familiar with this policy.

The official University of Houston Academic Honesty Policy appears in the Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs.

To view it as a PDF, click here.


Waiver Check

Within five class days of discovering or receiving a report of an alleged academic honesty violation, the instructor notifies the Department Hearing Officer in writing of the case. The Department Hearing Officer consults with the Provost Office representative to determine if students are eligible for waiver of department hearing.

To check for student eligibility of waiver of department hearing contact by email: Heidi Kennedy,

Please include in the email request:
Student name
Student ID #
Course and Department under which course is taught
Your contact information

Flowcharts for Academic Honesty Process

For a better understanding of the processes surrounding the Academic Honesty Policy, see the following flowcharts:

Instructor Role in the Process

Waiver of Departmental Hearing

Departmental Hearing Process

College Hearing Process

Frequently Asked Questions on the Academic Honesty Policy

See the Academic Honesty Policy FAQs for students and for faculty in this website.

Please also note that, in addition to the fundamental UH Academic Honesty Policy, the professional schools such as the Law Center, the College of Optometry, the College of Pharmacy, and The Graduate College of Social Work may each have their own approved academic honesty policies. For further information, please contact the individual college.

Additional Resources for Academic Integrity


For further assistance or information pertaining to the academic honesty process for both Undergraduate and Graduate cases, please contact the Provost Office representative:
Heidi Kennedy, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean, Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs
Telephone: 713-743-9187