Academic integrity is essential to the life of a university.  Individuals who plagiarize, cheat, or commit other forms of academic fraud jeopardize that core mutual respect and trust and rob themselves of the fundamental purposes of education to continually stretch their intellectual curiosity, knowledge, and abilities beyond what they believe are their limits.

For information and resources related to plagiarism and academic integrity click here.


The University of Iowa Code of Student Life

As expressed in the IOWA Challenge, University of Iowa students are called to excel academically, stretch to embrace diversity, engage in positive student life and leadership, choose a healthy lifestyle, and serve the community.

The Code of Student Life sets forth standards of student behavior and conduct necessary for the maintenance of a campus where ideas are freely exchanged, University property and processes are safeguarded, and conflicts are peacefully resolved. Each University of Iowa student has an obligation to know and adhere to the Code of Student Life, and each University of Iowa student shall be conclusively presumed to have knowledge of the contents of the Code of Student Life from the date of the student's initial registration at the University.

More information on the code may be found at this site:


The Tippie College of Business

Students in the Undergraduate Program in the Henry B. Tippie College of Business adhere to an honor code that provides an ethical guide that emphasizes the importance of honesty and integrity in their academic and pre-professional lives. The honor code may be found at this link:

The page also lists types of violations and sanctions given by faculty and the College.

An instructor reports violations to the code using this form:


The College of Engineering

The College of Engineering endorses the policies and rights of students as printed in Section 1 of the General Conduct Regulations in the University of Iowa Code of Student Life. The College of Engineering reserves the authority to handle acts of academic misconduct as adopted by Engineering Faculty and Staff.

Information on the academic misconduct policies and procedures of the College of Engineering are available at this link:


The College of Education

The policy on student academic misconduct may be found at this site: For students enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, please also follow the policy and procedure found on those pages, below.


The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

The policy and procedures for instructors handling academic misconduct, as well as an online reporting form, are available at this link:

Students learn about academic misconduct on the Code of Academic Honesty page; this page also lists CLAS expectations for academic work and offenses or violations against the college’s Code of Academic Honesty. This page also tells students the sanctions given by faculty and by the College. The site also educates students about the appeal process:


The College of Nursing

The education of students at the University of Iowa College of Nursing strives to integrate the ethics, integrity, sense of responsibility and self-discipline inherent in the practice of nursing. The student must adopt the standards of behavior expected of the professional nurse as expressed in the American Nurses Association Code for Nurses with Interpretive Statements, 2001

The process of undergraduate education in the discipline of nursing is based on maintaining high academic and ethical standards.

The University of Iowa College of Nursing Undergraduate Student Code of Academic and Professional Behavior may be found on these pages: