Students enrolled at Elizabeth City State University are expected to maintain high standards of honor, scholastically and morally. Self-discipline should be the primary goal of each student. Registration at the university implies the student's acceptance of the published rules and regulations as stated in the Student Handbook and other university publications.
The integrity and behavior of students will reflect upon themselves, their families, and Elizabeth City State University. Students are also expected to respect the rights and privileges of others, and abide by the laws of the city, state, and nation, and by all of the rules and regulations of Elizabeth City State University.
Students should avoid all forms of Scholastic Dishonesty, such as the following:
- Plagiarism. Copied work, word for word, or in substance, from the writings of others and presented as one's written work for credit. It is always assumed that the written work offered for credit is the student's own unless proper credit is given the original author;
- Collusion. Working with another person in the preparation of notes, themes, reports, or other written work offered for credit unless collaboration is specifically approved in advance by the instructor;
- Cheating on Examination or Quiz. Giving or receiving, offering or soliciting information, or using prepared material in an examination or a quiz. When taking an examination or quiz, students are expected to refrain from talking, bringing notes and books, and remain in the room until the examination is finished unless the instructor approves of the student's leaving after finishing the examination or quiz;
- Impersonation. Allowing another person to attend classes, take examinations, or do grade assignments for an enrolled student under his or her name is strictly forbidden.
Incidents of academic dishonesty, which are reported to and affirmed by the Graduate Grievance and Appeals Committee, will result in punitive measures ranging from issuing a grade of failure to expulsion from the university. The action taken will be in accordance with the severity of the act as adjudicated by the parties which are responsible for administering this policy, namely the Graduate Grievance and Appeals Committee, the Director of Graduate Education and the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.