Academic Honesty Policy FAQ for Students

The University of Houston Academic Honesty Policy is posted online in the Undergraduate Studies Catalog and also appears in each edition of your Student Handbook. To view it as a PDF, click here

It is each student’s responsibility to be aware of and understand the Academic Honesty Policy. The FAQs are intended to clarify Academic Honesty processes, and are not a substitute for the complete policy.

For Faculty frequently asked questions and more details about the policy, 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


Click each question to view the answer to Frequently Asked Questions.

An Academic Honesty Hearing is a hearing concerning an allegation of academic dishonesty. During a hearing the student and faculty member have the opportunity to present and discuss information in support of or against the allegation that the student has violated the academic honesty policy.