Northeastern Illinois University students are expected to exhibit the highest standards of academic integrity. Academic misconduct such as plagiarism or cheating is unacceptable and will be investigated in accordance with University policy on academic misconduct.
Student Code of Conduct
Northeastern Illinois University exists for the transmission of knowledge, the pursuit of truth, the development of students, and the general well-being of society. Free inquiry and free expression are indispensable to the attainment of these goals. As members of the academic community, students are encouraged to develop the capacity for critical judgment and to engage in a sustained and independent search for truth.
Freedom to teach and freedom to learn are inseparable facets of academic freedom. The freedom to learn depends upon appropriate opportunities and conditions in the classroom, on the campus, and within the larger community. All of those involved in the teaching/learning process should exercise their freedom with responsibility. Students have the responsibility to know and act in accordance with the rules, policies, and regulations that govern our University. Any student who violates the University’s rules, policies, and regulations will be subject to a conduct proceeding. In addition, at all times students are expected to act ethically and in a manner that is appropriate and reflects the core values of Northeastern Illinois University, which include Integrity, Excellence, Access to Opportunity, Diversity, Community, and Empowerment Through Learning. The Student Code of Conduct is implemented within a culturally diverse environment that stresses fairness and equal access. All Students are Guaranteed the Right of Due Process.
Student Code of Conduct information is available on the Student Handbook (page 42).
For Non-Academic Code of Conduct violations please consult the Student Handbook (page 44).