The Student Code of Conduct may be revised when, in PLU’s discretion, the need arises.
This may occur during the course of an academic year, as well as a break between academic years.
Enforcement also allows for the ability to better monitor the quantity and nature of academic dishonesty incidents and to track students who repeatedly commit acts of academic dishonesty so that such behavior by students is discouraged but dealt with accordingly.
PLU’s expectation is that students will not cheat or plagiarize, and that they will not condone these behaviors or assist others who cheat or plagiarize.
Revisions occur under the direction of the Dean of Students, in consultation with the Associate Director for Student Conduct, appropriate student, faculty, and administrative committees/councils and legal counsel.
Pacific Lutheran University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by law in the educational programs or activities which it operates.
Academic misconduct not only jeopardizes the career of the individual student involved, but also undermines the scholastic achievements of all PLU students and attacks the mission of this institution.
Students are inherently responsible to do their own work, thereby insuring the integrity of their academic records.
The university adopts only such policies, rules and regulations that seem necessary for the welfare of the educational community.
Regulations include those items that fall within policies set by the Board of Regents and the university administration, along with local, state, and federal laws.