IUP's Academic Integrity policy outlines 10 types of violations.

Academic integrity violations can take many forms. Violations of IUP’s standards of academic integrity include, but are not limited to, the following broadly defined categories:

  1. Plagiarism: Plagiarism is a type of fraud that involves using someone else’s work. It includes, but is not limited to, using someone else’s words, ideas, data, or creative work as if it were one’s own work. Plagiarism applies to any type of source, whether published or unpublished, human or AI-generated, and to any type of assignment, whether written, verbal, or otherwise. Plagiarism can be avoided simply by acknowledging that certain material is the work of another and then providing a citation that gives a reader the information necessary to find the source of the work. Any assignment submitted by a student that includes the words, ideas, data, or creative works of another must include complete, accurate, and specific references. Any verbatim statements must also include quotation marks and appropriate citations. 
  2. AI-Generated Work: AI-generated work is not reflective of a student’s own understanding and effort and, thus, is not acceptable, unless authorized specifically by the instructor/administrator.
  3. Fabrication: Fabrication means making something up to deceive or mislead someone. This includes, but is not limited to, the use of fictitious data, research, citations, or any other kind of information. Fabrication also includes making false claims to influence testing or grading, or to gain academic credit.
  4. Cheating: Cheating is an attempt to misrepresent one’s mastery of information or skills being assessed. This includes, but is not limited to, using (or attempting to use) unauthorized materials, assistance, information, devices, or study aids in any academic exercise. Cheating also includes, among other things, using the same paper or work more than once without authorization of the instructor/administrator to whom the work is being submitted.
  5. Technological Misconduct: Computer dishonesty, as addressed by university computing policies, includes, but is not limited to, using or attempting to use computing accounts or other information for which the student is not authorized; providing false or misleading information to obtain a computing account or access to other information resources; attempting to obtain information resource access codes (usernames, passwords, PINs, etc.) for another user’s computing accounts; sharing information resource access codes (usernames, passwords, PINs, etc.) with other individuals; attempting to disguise the identity of a computing account or other information resource; using or attempting to use university network resources to gain or attempt to gain unauthorized access to remote computers including, but not limited to, port scanning; violating the terms of intellectual property rights, in particular software license agreements and copyright laws; using information resources to monitor another user’s data communications or to read, copy, change, or delete another user’s files or software without permission of the owner; and using or installing or attempting to use or install software not properly licensed. 
  6. Academic Dishonesty: Academic dishonesty consists of any deceitful or unfair conduct relevant to a student’s participation in a course or any other academic exercise or function. This includes, but is not limited to, tampering with grades, any action that unfairly impacts the assessment of one’s academic work, disrupting or interfering with the learning environment or the ability of others to complete academic assignments, intentionally evading IUP academic policies and procedures, or failure to comply with previously imposed sanctions for academic violations. Academic dishonesty also includes violations of student conduct policies, as related to the academic environment. IUP’s policies and student behavior expectations have been compiled in The Source: A Student Policy Guide.
  7. Facilitating Academic Integrity Violations: Facilitating academic integrity violations includes attempting to help another engage in an academic integrity violation.
  8. Classroom Misconduct: This includes conduct that significantly disrupts the learning process or is a threat to others.
  9. Out-of-Classroom Misconduct: This includes behavior that is unethical or hazardous in IUP-sponsored professional experience activities; for example, internship, practicum, service learning experience, and out-of-the-classroom experiences.
  10. Noncompliance: Noncompliant behavior includes failure to fulfill any sanction levied as a result of an academic integrity proceeding. Plagiarism, cheating, and classroom disruptions are the violations most commonly reported to the Provost's Office.

Plagiarism, cheating, and classroom disruptions are the violations most commonly reported to the Provost Office.