Student Discipline
The University of Manitoba has very clear polices to govern student conduct in and out of the classroom. Students are expected to practice personal and academic integrity in all dealings with the University community. All members of the University are expected to respect the rights of their peers, property, and contribute to the community in a fair and honest way. You may find the information below helpful to reference over the course of your studies, and to better prepare you for meeting with an advocate.

Students interested in reporting suspected misconduct are encouraged to contact Student Advocacy. 


Academic Integrity | Academic Misconduct | Non-Academic Misconduct | Discipline Process

Academic Integrity

The University of Manitoba takes academic integrity seriously. As a member of the International Centre for Academic Integrity, the University defines academic integrity as a commitment to six fundamental values: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility and courage.

To help students understand the expectations of the University of Manitoba, definitions of types of prohibited behaviours are provided in the Student Academic Misconduct Procedure, Academic Integrity regulation and provided below. 

"Academic Misconduct" means any conduct that has, or might reasonably be seen to have, an adverse effect on the academic integrity of the University, including but not limited to: 

  1. Plagiarism – the presentation or use of information, ideas, images, sentences, findings, etc. as one’s own without appropriate citation in a written assignment, test or final examination. 
  2. Cheating on Quizzes, Tests, or Final Examinations – the circumventing of fair testing procedures or contravention of exam regulations. Such acts may be premeditated/planned or may be unintentional or opportunistic. 
  3. Inappropriate Collaboration – when a student and any other person work together on assignments, projects, tests, labs or other work unless authorized by the course instructor. 
  4. Duplicate Submission – cheating where a student submits a paper/assignment/test in full or in part, for more than one course without the permission of the course instructor. 
  5. Personation – writing an assignment, lab, test, or examination for another student, or the unauthorized use of another person’s signature or identification in order to impersonate someone else. Personation includes both the personator and the person initiating the personation. 
  6. Academic Fraud – falsification of data or official documents as well as the falsification of medical or compassionate circumstances/documentation to gain accommodations to complete assignments, tests or examinations.

Over the course of your university studies, you may find yourself in situations that can make the application of these definitions unclear. The University of Manitoba wants to help you be successful, and this includes providing you with the knowledge and tools to support your decisions to act with integrity. There are a number of people and places on campus that will help you understand the rules and how they apply to your academic work. If you have questions or are uncertain about what is expected of you in your courses, you have several options:

Academic Misconduct

Students who receive an allegation of academic misconduct have an opportunity to respond to the allegation before a decision is made. If you are in this situation, you have a right to seek advice and representation from the Student Advocacy office, Graduate Students Association, University of Manitoba Students’ Union or another designated representative to assist you through the process. Please review the information in the section “Discipline Process” that explains the discipline process.

Non-Academic Misconduct

Students who receive an allegation of non-academic misconduct have an opportunity to respond to the allegation before a decision is made. If you are in this situation, you have a right to seek advice and representation from the Student Advocacy office, Graduate Students Association, University of Manitoba Students’ Union or another designated representative to assist you through the process. Please review the section “Discipline Process” that explains the discipline process.

Discipline Process  

The University has a clear process for dealing with allegations of student misconduct. The information provided below is for reference only, and is not intended as a substitute to working with an advocate.

Student Discipline Process