In keeping with its mission, Creighton University seeks to prepare its students to be knowledgeable, forthright, and honest. It expects and requires academic honesty from all members of the university community. Academic honesty includes adherence to guidelines established by the university, its colleges and schools and their faculties, its libraries, and the computer center.

Academic or academic-related misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • unauthorized collaboration or use of external information during examinations;
  • plagiarizing or representing another's ideas as one's own;
  • furnishing false academic information to the university;
  • falsely obtaining, distributing, using or receiving test materials including copying or taking photographs of any test materials;
  • developing or using study guides for course examinations or National Board of Medical Examiners’ examinations that are known to be based on memorized examination questions;
  • altering or falsifying academic records;
  • falsifying clinical reports or otherwise endangering the well-being of patients involved in the teaching process;
  • misusing academic resources;
  • defacing or tampering with library materials;
  • obtaining or gaining unauthorized access to examinations or academic research material;
  • soliciting or offering unauthorized academic information or materials;
  • improperly altering or inducing another to improperly alter any academic record;
  • or engaging in any conduct that is intended or reasonably likely to confer upon one's self or another an unfair advantage or unfair benefit respecting an academic matter.

Students alleged to have engaged in the above behaviors will be subject to reporting to the Associate Dean for Student Affairs and will be subject to the policies and procedures designated for allegations of unprofessional behavior.

Further information regarding academic or academic-related misconduct, and disciplinary procedures and sanctions regarding such misconduct, may be obtained by consulting the current edition of the Creighton University Student Handbook and the School of Medicine Student Handbook. Students are advised that expulsion from the University is one of the sanctions that may be imposed for academic or academic-related misconduct.