Office of the Dean of Students

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

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

Submitting Allegations of Academic Misconduct

Before submitting an allegation of academic misconduct, please carefully consider whether:

  • the student's conduct was merely a mistake that can be corrected with further instruction, and
  • this is a teachable moment or something that needs to go through the conduct process.

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. Although the professor determines the final grade, a grade change can be completed once the conduct process is complete.

Please remember that the person(s) reviewing the allegation will not be as familiar with the content as you are. Therefore, it is important to provide all relevant details describing the allegation.

For 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

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.