Student Conduct and Academic Integrity

Promoting community, civility, and accountability

The Office of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity (SCAI), works to ensure that FIU is a “safe and stimulating environment in which scholarship and personal growth may occur.” (Code, pg. 1). SCAI is tasked with administering the application of FIU Regulation 2501, the Student Conduct and Honor Code (Code) in a fair and developmental manner. Through the application of the Code, the safety and growth of community members is protected, and the integrity of an FIU degree is preserved.

  • How can we help you?

    There may be many reasons for your visit to SCAI’s website, including:

    • To report an incident;
    • To request a conduct check for a graduate application or job opportunity;
    • Because you have been called as a witness in a proceeding;
    • Because you have been charged under the Code; or,
    • Because you are looking to get involved in the Student Conduct Committee.

    Whatever your reason for visiting SCAI, we welcome you!

  • Share a concern/incident reporting

    Please share a concern/report an incident involving FIU students, whether these behaviors occur inside or outside of the classroom setting. If you need to report an emergency, call University Police at 305-348-2626, or dial 911.

Join our student conduct committee!

The Student Conduct Committee (SCC) is a hearing body comprised of faculty, staff, and students who adjudicate potential violations of the FIU Student Conduct and Honor Code.

Student Conduct and Honor Code

Being a student comes with responsibility to adhere to the Code. The ultimate responsibility for knowing university requirements and regulations rests with the student, regardless of institutional or program affiliation. Nothing in this regulation should be interpreted to abridge the right of any member of the university community of rights granted under the United States or Florida Constitution and/or any other applicable law including, but not limited to, freedom of expression protected by the First Amendment. (Code, pg.1).

Each student is responsible for their conduct from the time that they have been notified of admission through the actual awarding of a degree, including the academic year and during periods between terms of actual enrollment. The Code shall apply to a student’s conduct even if the student withdraws from the university, while a conduct matter is pending, or if the conduct is not discovered until after a student has withdrawn or a degree has been awarded. (Code, pg. 1)

For information regarding how FIU addresses sexual misconduct and sexual harassment, please see FIU Regulation 105 or contact the Office of Civil Rights Compliance and Accessibility at

Please be advised that violations of Florida International University’s, FIU-2501 Student Conduct and Honor Code, section (5)(xi), Failure to Comply, include violations of Florida Statute 553.865, Safety and Private Spaces Act, and will be processed according to the procedures outlined in Regulation 2501.

Particular sections of the Student Conduct and Honor Code that may be of interest to you include:

  • Section 1 – Definitions
  • Section 4 – Amnesty
  • Section 5 – Conduct Violation
  • Section 6 – Academic Misconduct Violations
  • Section 11 – Due Process Rights of the Respondent
  • Section 12 – Rights of the Complainant
  • Section 13 – Principles of Group Responsibility
  • Section 16 – Sanctions
  • Section 17 – Withdrawal from a course pending charges
  • Section 18 – Appeals