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.

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

For further information, see also: the 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