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Nondiscrimination and Academic Misconduct Policies (3-d)

Nondiscrimination Policy

North Carolina A&T does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the Title IX Coordinator at

Academic Dishonesty Policy

As an employee of the University, you are responsible for following up when you witness academic misconduct of dishonesty. If you have concerns about instances of academic misconduct/dishonesty, please follow up with your department and/or with the Office of the Dean of Students. The N.C. A&T Academic Dishonesty Policy is below.

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is committed to academic integrity and honesty for all students. Examples of Academic Dishonesty include but are not limited to:

  • Cheating or knowingly assisting another student in committing an act of academic dishonesty;
  • Plagiarism (unauthorized use of another person’s words or ideas as one’s own) which includes but is not limited to submitting examinations, theses, reports, drawings, laboratory notes or other materials as one’s own work when such work has been prepared by another person or copied from another person;
  • Unauthorized possession of examinations or reserve library materials, destruction or hiding of source materials, library materials, or laboratory materials or experiments or any other similar action;
  • Unauthorized changing of grades or marking on an examination or in an instructor’s grade book, or such change of any grade record;
  • Aiding or abetting in the infraction of any of the provisions anticipated under the general standards of student conduct; or
  • Assisting another student in violating any of the above rules.

A student who has committed an act of academic dishonesty has failed to meet a basic requirement of satisfactory academic performance. Thus, academic dishonesty is not only a basis for disciplinary action but may also affect the evaluation of the student’s level of performance. Any student who commits an act of academic dishonesty is subject to disciplinary action as defined below.

In instances where a student has clearly been identified as having committed an academic act of dishonesty, the instructor may take appropriate punitive action including a loss of credit for an assignment, an examination or project, or award a grade of “F” for the course subject to the review and endorsement of the chairperson and the dean. Repeated offenses can even lead to dismissal from the University.


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