University and Department Policies

Applicable to all students in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Louisville.

As members of the University community and as future members of the criminal justice profession, we recognize the need to set and to maintain the highest standards of conduct. The University of Louisville has set minimum standards of conduct in various policy statements including, but not limited to, the Code of Student Conduct and the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities. The standards of academic conduct established by the University of Louisville, as well as those established by this document, shall constitute the Honor Code and shall be applicable to all students in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Louisville.


A student who violates any standard of academic conduct established by the University of Louisville policy may be disciplined under this Honor Code. The Department of Criminal Justice will take action against students who violate any standard of academic conduct. This shall include a determination of whether the student is fit to continue as a Criminal Justice major and to receive a recommendation for future criminal justice employment, University policies governing non-academic conduct normally are administered by the Vice President for Student Affairs. However, the Department of Criminal Justice also retains the right to determine whether a student who has violated non-academic conduct standards is fit to continue as a Criminal Justice major and to receive a recommendation for future criminal justice employment.

Any student who commits or attempts to commit any of the following violations of academic honesty will be disciplined under this code using the conditions set forth in the Student Handbook Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities, which sets a maximum sanction of expulsion from the University.

NOTE: The term academic exercise in the following definition include all forms of work submitted for academic credit hours.

  • Cheating: Intentionally using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information, or study aids in an academic exercise.
  • Fabrication: Intentional and unauthorized falsifications or invention of any information or citation in any information or citation in an academic exercise.
  • Facilitating Academic Dishonesty: Intentionally or knowingly helping or attempting to help another violate a provision of the University or school code of academic integrity or failure to report a violation of the Honor Code.
  • Plagiarism: The deliberate adoption or reproduction of ideas or words or statements of another person as one’s own without acknowledgement.
  • Vandalism and Theft: Intentionally mutilating, defacing, destroying, removing, or unlawfully taking University property to include library materials, computer hardware or software.

Students knowing of a violation of this Honor Code shall:

  • Report the violation to the instructor if the violation is limited to acts within a specific course.
  • Report the violation to the Chair of the department if the violation(s) involve(s) multiple courses, or the vandalism of University property, or activities that have implications and consequences beyond the scope of a single course.


The University of Louisville is committed to providing access to programs and services for qualified students with disabilities. Students with disabilities, who need reasonable modifications to successfully complete assignments and otherwise satisfy course criteria, are encouraged to meet with the instructor as early in the course as possible to identify and plan specific accommodations. If you are a student with a disability and believe you require accommodation to participate in and complete requirements for this class, contact the Disability Resource Center (119 Stevenson Hall, (502) 852-6938) for verification of eligibility and determination of specific accommodations. Students may be asked to supply a letter from the Disability Resource Center or other documentation, which will assist in modification planning.

Title IX/Clery Act Notification

Sexual misconduct (including sexual harassment, sexual assault, and any other nonconsensual behavior of a sexual nature) and sex discrimination violate University policies.  Students experiencing such behavior may obtain confidential supportfrom the PEACC Program (852-2663), Counseling Center (852-6585), and Campus Health Services (852-6479). To report sexual misconduct or sex discrimination, contact the Dean of Students (852-5787) or University of Louisville Police (852-6111).

Disclosure to University faculty or instructors of sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, or sex discrimination occurring on campus, in a University-sponsored program, or involving a campus visitor or University student or employee (whether current or former) is not confidential under Title IX.  Faculty and instructors must forward such reports, including names and circumstances, to the University’s Title IX officer.

For more information, see the Sexual Misconduct Resource Guide