Office of the Dean of Students

Oakland Center, Suite 150
312 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(location map)
(248) 370-3352
[email protected]

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Submitting Allegations of Academic Misconduct

Top 10 things to know for Faculty and Advisers

  1. Consider if this was a mistake and a teachable moment before submitting an allegation. 
  2. Faculty-You are the content expert. Assume the person reviewing your submission knows nothing about the subject.
  3. The entire academic misconduct process can sometimes take up to 1-4 weeks.
  4. Faculty are present at both hearing types:
    • Students Accept Responsibility = Administrative Hearing
    • Student Denies Responsibility - Committee Hearing
  5. Examples of Academic Dishonesty can be found in the Student Code of Conduct.
  6. The professor determines the final grade. The Academic Conduct Committee Chair determines the sanction.
  7. Students may have an adviser for support. An adviser must be an OU faculty, staff or student. Advisers are present at, but do not participate in hearings.
  8. If submitting an allegation near the end of the semester, please complete your submission within 48 hours of when grades are due and submit an “I” grade for the student’s final grade.
  9. Students will continue their coursework in the class while the process is ongoing and faculty should grade each assignment based on its own merit.
  10. Notifications for hearings will be sent via Oakland University email calendar invites with a zoom link and information packet for review. Advisers are also copied on the official hearing notification sent to the student.

Before submitting your allegation at the reporting link below, please familiarize yourself with the process and faculty expectations in the following tabs. For additional advice on how to prepare your materials or for any questions about the process, please contact the Dean of Students office at (248) 370-3352 or [email protected].

Report Academic Misconduct


Before submitting an allegation of academic misconduct involving plagiarism, we encourage you to review the examples of previously submitted materials (#1, #2 and #3). If the material you are submitting is extensive in length, please make sure to review example #3 with notes indicating the exact pages where the alleged plagiarized passages could be found. It is important to connect the alleged plagiarized passage(s) in the student's submission to the alleged plagiarized source material(s).  

As the reporting professor, you need to supply:

  • A copy of the student’s submitted work, clearly outlining the alleged plagiarized passages, and
  • A copy of the source material(s) for the alleged plagiarized passages. Links to the plagiarized materials are not sufficient.
Cheating or unauthorized collaboration

Before submitting an allegation of academic misconduct involving cheating and/or unauthorized collaboration, please

Ensure that your written allegation:

  • clearly describes how your classroom instruction and/or syllabus educated students on the topics of cheating and unauthorized collaboration.
  • identifies how the student's work clearly stands out from the rest of the class's work. 
  • clearly describes the alleged infraction with supporting materials; and
  • names of each student involved, even if you do not believe a particular student was responsible for alleged misconduct.
Students accusing other students

When the allegation originates from another student, your written allegation should include the name of the student(s) who brought forth the allegation. The student(s) making allegations of misconduct will be asked to meet with the Dean of Students office.