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Current Status: Approved

Policy Type: Academic

Department/Division: Academic Affairs

Effective Date: 07/01/2013

Last Updated: 09/24/2020

Applies To: Students, Faculty, Staff

Responsible University Officer: Vice President for Strategic Enrollment Management

Policy Owner: Vice President for Strategic Enrollment Management

Policy Contact: Registrar


The university considers forged signatures and fraudulent information on official documents to be a very serious matter.

Official transcripts, diplomas, certificates, and other official academic or university documentation shall only be produced by authority of SCSU. Any person who forges or alters official university documentation may be subject to legal or other actions as permitted. A person who forges a signature or records fraudulent information on an official university document will have nullified the document and may face disciplinary action as applicable under the Student Code of Conduct, the Academic Integrity policy and procedure, published department, program, or University policies, and professional expectations as determined by university officials. Disciplinary action may include the addition of a notice of possible fraudulent use being placed on the official transcript.

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Includes, but is not limited to: a. Use of any unauthorized assistance in taking quizzes, tests, or examinations; b. Use of resources beyond those authorized by the instructor in writing papers, preparing reports, solving problems, or carrying out other assignments; c. Acquisition, without permission, of tests or other academic material belonging to a member of the university faculty or staff; d. Engagement in any behavior specifically prohibited by the instructor in the course syllabus or class discussion.


All Persons or group of persons who:

  1. Are enrolled in one or more courses, either credit or non-credit, through a college or university; or
  2. Withdraw, transfer, or graduate after an alleged violation of the code of student conduct; or
  3. Are not officially enrolled for a particular term but who have a continuing relationship with the college or university; or
  4. Have been notified of their acceptance for admission or have initiated the process of application for admission or financial aid; or
  5. Are not college or university employees and are not enrolled in the institution but live in a college or university owned or controlled residence hall.


Responsible University Officer
   Woods, Jason L.
   Vice President for Strategic Enrollment Management
   Woods, Jason L.
   Vice President for Strategic Enrollment Management
   Meendering, Timothy J.

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