"I will be academically honest in all of my academic work and will not tolerate academic
dishonesty of others." - UGA Student Honor Code
Each University of Georgia instructor has a responsibility to report to the Office
of the Vice President for Instruction if he/she believes a student may have violated
the university’s academic honesty policy. Students who have knowledge of dishonesty
should report the matter to the instructor responsible for the course and provide
him/her with a signed and dated written description of the matter.
The Director will notify the student by e-mail when the report has been filed. The
person who reports the matter will be copied on the notification. The notification
will specify the course in which the possible violation may have occurred and explain
the process of the Facilitated Discussion which must follow. The student and the instructor
should refrain from discussing the matter until a facilitator is available to meet
with both of you.
The Office of the Vice President will assign a trained facilitator to assist the instructor
and student in an educational discussion about the assignment(s) in question. If both
the instructor and student agree that dishonesty was involved, both will discuss appropriate
sanctions for the violation. The goal of the Facilitated Discussion is a mutually
If the student and instructor are unable to reach an agreement about the violation
or sanction, the matter will move forward to a Continued Discussion with an Academic
Honesty Panel. At this level, the Panel will determine the outcome of the matter.
The student and instructor may each have one advisor present at the meeting. The advisors
may not address the panel or other parties in attendance. In addition, a Continued
Discussion will not be scheduled or postponed based on an advisor’s schedule. While
an advisor can be any “individual who assists an instructor or student in preparing
for a Continued Discussion or a meeting with the Multiple Violations Review Board,”
members of the University Judiciary have agreed to be available as an advisor to students
who request assistance in preparing for a Continued Discussion or for a meeting with
the Multiple Violations Review Board. Please contact our office if you are requesting
an advisor from University Judiciary.
Our experienced writing instructors work individually with students to assist with
matters such as paraphrasing, incorporating citations, and understanding how and when
to cite. We also help with other issues such as grammar, word choice, and building
a convincing argument. Students should bring the paper they are working on to their
appointment and can make up to two appointments per week by visiting http://dae.uga.edu/tutoring/writing-tutoring/. Appointments can be made by calling 706-542-7575.
The Disability Resource Center coordinates and provides a variety of academic and
support services to student with disabilities. The types of disabilities commonly
found among college students are both hidden and visible, such as chronic illness,
anxiety, learning disabilities, and mobility impairments. If you are not sure if you
qualify for services, just stop by the office or call the Disability Resource Center
to speak with a Coordinator: 114 Clark Howell Hall and our number is 706-542-8719.
We provide one-on-one writing consultation for UGA students of all levels and disciplines.
We encourage students to set their own goals for appointments, and our consultants
help students work toward those goals in a collaborative, instructive, comfortable
atmosphere. Students should bring a piece of writing they are currently working on.
Undergraduate students can make one thirty minute appointment per week, and graduate
students can make one hour-long appointment per week below:
The ASPIRE Clinic is a unique resource that provides holistic counseling and education
services to UGA and the Athens community. We offer an array of services that include
individual, couple, and family therapy; financial counseling and education; home environment
and design; nutrition counseling and education; and legal problem solving. For an
appointment or for more information about the ASPIRE Clinic, please call 706-542-4486
or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Health educators work in partnership with the clinician staff to help students learn
about self-care and healthy lifestyles. By making an appointment with one of the health
educators, you can talk to them about STIs, contraception, alcohol and other drugs,
acquaintance rape issues, eating disorders, body image, nutrition, cholesterol and
vegetarian eating. Contact Health Promotion at 706-542-8690.
CAPS offers short-term individual, group, and couples therapy, psychiatric evaluation
and medication monitoring, psychological assessment, and makes referrals to campus
and community resources when appropriate. CAPS is dedicated to offering services while
having respect for others, a deep appreciation for diversity, and compassion for the
people we serve. Contact us at 706-542-2273.
Librarians offer one-on-one consultations with students who are writing or re-writing
research papers or projects. We can help students find appropriate research sources,
avoid plagiarism and properly cite their work. Please send requests to Nadine Cohen:
email@example.com or 706-542-6708, and she will forward them to the appropriate librarian
Some schools, programs, companies, and organizations require applicants to submit
a Dean’s Certification, which verifies a student’s records. Four offices are involved
in the certification process at the University of Georgia. The Office of the Registrar
reports the enrollment verification and academic standing of the student, the Vice
President for Instruction reports any violations of the University’s academic honesty
policy, the Equal Opportunity Office reports on any violations of NDAH policies, and
the Office of Student Conduct reports on any violations of the Code of Conduct. The
Dean’s Certification process may be initiated by following the link.