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Report a Violation to the Honor System

Any person may report suspected misconduct by any undergraduate or graduate & professional UNC-Chapel Hill student to the Honor System. A report may be filed using the online reporting system found below. The Office of Student Conduct will review the report and refer it to the appropriate Student Attorney General for review.

Report a Violation of Academic Dishonesty

Academic Dishonesty violations are listed in full detail in Section II.B. of the Instrument, and include:

  1. Plagiarism;
  2. Falsification, fabrication, or misrepresentation of data, other information, or citations in connection with an academic assignment, whether graded or otherwise;
  3. Unauthorized assistance or unauthorized collaboration;
  4. Cheating on examinations or other academic assignments;
  5. Violating procedures pertaining to the academic process;
  6. Deliberately furnishing false information;
  7. Forging, falsifying, or misusing University documents, records, etc.;
  8. Violating other University policies that are designed to ensure academic integrity, etc.; and
  9. Assisting or aiding another to engage in acts of academic dishonesty.

Instructors who report suspected academic dishonesty should issue the accused student a “grade of "IN", or "Incomplete" for the course in question. The Office of Student Conduct will contact the Registrar's Office and have the incomplete grade changed to "NG" until the case has been resolved. Instructors must report the suspected violation to the Honor System, and should not address the suspected violation independently.


Report a Violation of Non-Academic Misconduct

Non-Academic Misconduct includes behaviors adversely affecting members of the University Community. Examples of behaviors constituting a Non-Academic Misconduct include, but are not limited to: fighting, hazing, drug use, lying, and disorderly conduct. 

Those who experience trouble using the online form may submit written reports concerning potential Honor Code violations, along with relevant supporting materials,  to the Office of Student Conduct, Campus Box 5100, Chapel Hill, NC 27599.

For more information about whether a behavior constitutes a potential Honor Code violation, please contact the Office of Student Conduct at 919-962-0805 or