Academic Integrity and Conduct Code

Education at the RVU PA Program is conducted under the honor system. All students entering health professional programs should have developed the qualities of honesty and integrity, and each student should apply these principles to their academic and subsequent professional career.  

The type of conduct that violates the PA Program’s student academic integrity and conduct expectations may include but is not limited to the following:

  • Academic dishonesty;
  • Complicity with academic dishonesty;
  • Plagiarism;
  • Cheating;
  • Fabrication and falsification of effort, credentials, or achievement in the academic or clinical setting;
  • Submission of the same work and/or paper more than once and for different classes;
  • Misuse of academic materials;
  • Redistribution, photocopying, photographing, or otherwise reproducing exam content or keys (this applies to SP cases and may apply to simulated cases used in the classroom.);
  • Disruptive or disorderly conduct in a classroom or clinical setting;
  • Theft, damage, or destruction of property;
  • Physical or verbal altercation, assault, battery, domestic violence, or other related crimes;
  • Inappropriate use of social media;
  • Bribery in an attempt to gain an academic advantage;
  • Forging or altering documents or credentials;
  • Utilization of position or power by a student for personal benefit or to the detriment of another student, faculty member, or member of the staff;
  • Any behavior that does not meet the standards of the University, its affiliates, and the healthcare professions