Policies by Category: Student Conduct

Academic Dishonesty

The maintenance of academic integrity and quality education is the responsibility of each student within this University and the CSU system. Cheating or plagiarism in connection with an academic Program at a CSU campus is listed in Section 41301, Title 5, California Code of Regulations as an offense for which a student may be expelled, …

Academic Grievances and Grade Appeals

The University provides procedures for the orderly processing of grievances by students against members of the faculty and for the appeal of assigned grades. Established by the Faculty Senate, these procedures are contained in the Academic Grievance and Grade Appeals Board Bylaws. The Board is empowered to act on grievances and appeals that are properly …

Civil and Criminal Penalties for Violation of Federal Copyright Laws

Anyone who is found to be liable for copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or “statutory” damages between $750 and $30,000 per work infringed.  In the case of a “willful” infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. Courts also have discretion to award costs and attorneys’ fees …

Faculty Policy on Academic Dishonesty

Evaluation of student performance is the exclusive province of the faculty. The faculty have the responsibility to make reasonable efforts to guarantee that work is done by the student who is to receive credit for its completion. More specifically, examinations should be appropriately proctored or monitored to prevent students from copying or exchanging information. Examinations …

Grade Correction Procedure

The University considers all grades reported at the end of each semester to be final. Students are responsible for reviewing their grades for accuracy before the end of the subsequent semester. Students who believe they have received a grade in error should promptly ask the instructor to verify and, if appropriate, correct the grade. Grades …

Penalties for Academic Dishonesty

Pursuant to CSU Executive Order 969, all actions taken by faculty based on student academic dishonesty, including the imposition of a grade penalty, must be reported to the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs. Disciplinary records of any action of academic dishonesty are retained in the Office of the Vice President for Student …

Retention of Student Work Policy

Document Retention Time Frames: Faculty will retain the final examination and other materials, including materials in an electronic form, that contribute to the student’s final grade and that are not returned to the student or otherwise not made available in class to the student, in accordance with the following time frames: Spring semester: Materials from …

Student Complaint Procedure

The California State University (CSU) takes very seriously complaints and concerns regarding the institution. If you have a complaint regarding the CSU, you may present your complaint as follows: If your complaint concerns CSU’s compliance with academic program quality and accrediting standards, you may present your complaint to the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) at www.wascsenior.org/comments. …

Student Conduct Code

Title 5, California Code of Regulations, § 41301. Standards for Student Conduct (a) Campus Community Values The University is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy living and learning environment for students, faculty, and staff. Each member of the campus community should choose behaviors that contribute toward this end. Students are expected to be good citizens …

University Policy on Alcohol and Illicit Drugs

The University policy regarding the possession, use and/or sale of alcoholic beverages or illicit drugs on campus is governed by state and municipal law and further governed by the Student Conduct Code, Title 5, California Code of Regulations. Other University regulations are found in the campus policy on the use of alcohol and illicit drugs, …

University Policy on Smoking

It is the policy of CSUN to promote a smoke-free environment for our employees, students and visitors, and to encourage non-smoking lifestyles. Smoking is prohibited in all University buildings and leased space (including space within buildings shared with others). This prohibition also will apply to any area enclosed by the perimeter (outermost) walls of the …

Violence in the Workplace

CSUN is committed to creating and maintaining a working and learning environment free from violence for its students and employees. Respect throughout the University for the dignity and rights of others is intrinsic to an environment free from violence. The University has a zero-tolerance policy for violence against members of the University community. The University …