Students must have satisfactory academic progress (SAP) to maintain financial aid availability. Link to the Office of Financial Aid to review more information about this topic.
A standard of academic honesty, fairly applied to all students, is essential to a learning environment. Students who compromise the integrity of the classroom are subject to disciplinary action by their instructor, their department, their college and/or the University. Violations of classroom standards of academic honesty include, but are not limited to:
- Cheating in any form, whether in formal examinations or elsewhere.
- Using or submitting the work of others as one's own original work without assigning proper credit to the source.
- Misrepresentation of any work done in or out of the classroom or in preparation for class.
- Falsification, forgery or alteration of any documents pertaining to academic records.
- Colluding with others in an effort to obtain a grade or credit not truly reflective of what the student knows or has learned.
Students violating such standards must accept the consequences and appropriately assessed penalties, which may include reprimand, a failing grade, or suspension or dismissal from an academic program or the University. Students accused of abridging a standard of academic honesty will be provided with mechanisms for review and appeal of decisions regarding allegations of academic misconduct. Read more about Student Academic Honesty in the WSU Policies and Procedures 2.17 / Student Academic Integrity.
Students who want to report concerns about their personal safety, the personal safety of a fellow student or any concern about a possible act of violence on campus should notify a faculty member, the Chair of their Department, the Dean of their College, a member of the Residence Life Staff, the Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards, the University Behavior Intervention Team, the International Students Office, the Office of Student Affairs, the Office of Academic Affairs, the University's General Counsel, the University Police Department or local, state or federal law enforcement authorities. Read more about WSU’s campus personal safety policy at WSU Policy and Procedures 8.18 / Eschewing Campus/Workplace Violence
WSU prohibits discrimination in educational programs and activities on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, status as a veteran, genetic information or disability. Review the university’s non-discrimination policy in WSU Policies and Procedures 3.06 / Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation for Employees, Students and Visitors.
Wichita State University is committed to a community in which students, faculty and staff can work in an atmosphere that is free of sexual harassment. Such behavior is costly in human terms and it is prohibited by law and by University policy. The University intends to prevent sexual harassment and to resolve student complaints of sexual harassment according to the procedures found in WSU Policies and Procedures 3.06 / Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation for Employees, Students and Visitors.
Any University employee or student who engages in retaliatory conduct against a University employee or student who has filed a complaint alleging discrimination or otherwise exercised their rights and privileges against illegal discrimination will be subject to disciplinary actions pursuant to established University procedures, up to and including termination of employment or student status. See the procedures found in WSU Policies and Procedures 3.06 / Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation for Employees, Students and Visitors.
Federal regulations require an institution of higher education to provide its students and prospective students with contact information for filing complaints with the institution’s accreditor and with the institution’s State approval or licensing entity. Review available remedies and access forms at the Office of Financial Aid website.