Student Handbook


Xavier requires students to conduct themselves with respect for University values, including honesty and integrity. As members of a Jesuit, Catholic institution, it is the responsibility of all students to conduct themselves according to the values within the Xavier Mission Statement, and to develop personal characteristics of honesty and integrity in all aspects of their lives. Students are expected to abide by all Xavier policies and procedures and to obey laws enacted by the federal, state, and local governments. All acts of dishonesty, including both academic dishonesty and conduct unrelated to academics that has an adverse impact on the University, violate this policy.

The following behaviors violate Xavier's expectations for Respect for University Values:

Dishonesty - Engaging in any acts of dishonesty, including cheating, plagiarism, fabrications, or assisting others in doing so. Issues of academic dishonesty are normally handled by the faculty member or Dean of the college in which the course is being taken with the assistance of the Dean of Student's Office when requested. More information regarding the Academic Honesty policy may be found in Section

Forgery- Engaging in forgery, alteration, or misuse of University records, documents, instruments, or identification.

Complicity- Being present during the planning or implementation or otherwise assisting with a violation of any University policy. Students who anticipate or observe a violation of the Code of Student Conduct are expected to remove themselves from association or participation and are encouraged to report the incident. More information on the Complicity policy may be found in Section