Academic Integrity

Academic misconduct policy

The Lindner College of Business equips graduate students with advanced analytical tools, sound conceptual frameworks and the skills to be effective managers and leaders in business and government. But true success requires that technical skills and managerial savvy are combined with the highest ethical standards. Ensuring your integrity is ultimately your responsibility.

To help ensure the alignments of incentives, the Lindner College of Business fully upholds the UC Student Code of Conduct and carefully monitors and sanctions incidents of misconduct.

Two strikes policy

All Lindner academic programs adhere to a "two strikes" policy regarding academic integrity. Any student who has been found responsible for two cases of academic misconduct may be dismissed from the College.

The two strikes policy supplements the UC Student Code of Conduct. All cases of academic misconduct (e.g., cheating, plagiarism, falsification) will be formally reported by faculty. Students will be afforded due process for allegations, as outlined in the policy. If a student is found responsible of academic misconduct in two instances, the student may be dismissed from the Lindner College of Business.

Graduate student honor code

Lindner equips leaders for the global business community. Personal integrity and bonds of social responsibility are essential to achieving this goal. Students have a responsibility to abide by this code as a matter of self-respect.

As a member of the Lindner College of Business community, I will:

  • be respectful, professional and ethical in all my dealings;
  • not lie, cheat or steal in my academic endeavors;
  • oppose each and every instance of dishonesty;
  • report any violation for appropriate review.

Graduate probation and dismissal policies

  • If a student's cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA), in the course work required to fulfill their graduate program falls below 3.00, the student will be placed on academic probation. The probationary period is intended as a warning to the student that his/her academic standing is in jeopardy. Probationary status is not reflected on the external transcript. However, any student receiving financial assistance (scholarship, assistantship or fellowship) through the University will be reviewed and may lose that financial support.
  • The student remains on probation for the period that the cumulative GPA is below 3.00, but will be allowed to continue in the program as long as the student’s semester GPA remains above 3.00 for each subsequent term. The student will be dismissed if grades for any semester while on probation are below 3.00.
  • Receiving an in any two courses, either concurrently or in different terms, will result in immediate dismissal with no probationary period.
  • Receiving a GPA below 2.00 (excluding Incompletes) for any specific grading period will result in immediate dismissal with no probationary period.
  • A student dismissed from the graduate program may file a written petition for readmission with the Academic Director of the Graduate Program. In making a decision regarding readmission, the Academic Director, in consultation with the academic representative of the Dean, may consider extenuating circumstances surrounding the unsatisfactory grades and the probability that the student can successfully complete the program with at least the 3.00 GPA required to graduate.
  • If a dismissed student wishes to be considered for readmission in the subsequent semester, a petition must be filed within three working days of receipt of the written dismissal notice. A dismissed student will not be permitted to register for or attend Lindner College of Business classes until and unless his/her petition for readmission is approved.
  • If a previously dismissed student is readmitted, all previously earned grades will remain on the permanent record and will be computed in the overall grade point average.