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Academic Regulations

Academic Regulations



Academic Dishonesty
Southern University and A&M College's Student Code of Conduct (Code 1.1) identifies academic dishonesty as any deliberate attempt to gain an unfair advantage in academic work. Examples of academic dishonesty include cheating, falsification of information, fraud, plagiarism, and unauthorized access to academic records, providing information, material, or other assistance with the knowledge that such assistance could be used in violation of the Student Code of Conduct or other University policies, or providing false information in connection with any inquiry regarding academic dishonesty.  

Academic Dishonesty Policy - link to PDF
Report Academic Dishonesty - link to PDF


Disruption of the Academic Process
Furthermore, the University's Student Code of Conduct (Codes 1.6 and 2.2) broadly defines disruption/obstruction as any major/minor action which obstructs, or attempts to obstruct, an official University function, such as teaching, research, administration, or other campus activity.

Disruption Policy - link to PDF
Report Classroom Disruption - link to PDF

Academic Grievances
Southern University and A&M College students may seek redress in academic decisions when they believe the decision is unfair or ungrounded. The academic grievance procedure provides prompt and equitable resolutions to student academic grievances. Classroom-related matters should be subjected to these procedures only when the grievance cannot be settled in the ordinary course of immediate post-class discussion. Academic grievances are not handled by the Office of Student Conduct. 

Student Academic Grievance Procedures - link to PDF


Standards for Satisfactory Academic Progress

The Higher Education Act of 1965 as amended and final regulations set by the United States Department of Education (34CFR668.16) require that institutions of higher education establish reasonable standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) as a condition of continuing eligibility for federal aid programs. Financial aid recipients are expected to make reasonable progress as a condition of receiving and continuing to receive student financial aid. Student progress is assessed according to both qualitative and quantitative measures. The University has developed this policy to provide a framework for monitoring and determining a student's Satisfactory Academic Progress in accordance with Federal and Institutional requirements. This policy applies to all new, transfer, re-entry, re-admit with transfer work, and continuing students at Southern University.

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