A fundamental tenet of all educational institutions is academic honesty; academic work depends upon respect and acknowledgement of the research and ideas of others. Because Charter Oak State College is a nontraditional college, and because some of the student's work may be done at a distance, upholding academic integrity is of utmost importance. Charter Oak State College expects students and its faculty to uphold high standards of academic honesty in their scholarship and learning.

When a student ignores or fails to act in accordance with local, state, and federal laws and regulations or Charter Oak State College policies, the Board of Regents and Charter Oak State College have the obligation and right to institute appropriate disciplinary action. Students whose conduct is determined to be unacceptable will be subject to sanctions, following due process, which are commensurate with the gravity of the offense and in the best interests of the College community. Sanctions may include suspension or expulsion.

Please review the BOR/CSCU STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT approved in June 2016. Students must abide by both the BOR/CSCU and Charter Oak codes of conduct.