The Department of Student Community Ethics (DSCE) works with the University community to educate students about their rights and responsibilities as stated in the Western Carolina Creed, the Student Handbook and the Code of Student Conduct. DSCE works to help students and organizations who violate University living and learning expectations become more responsible members of the Western Carolina University Community. DSCE works with faculty and staff to ensure that the university’s expectations of scholarship and integrity are upheld.
To Report an Academic Integrity Violation
An Academic Integrity Violation report can be completed if a student has allegedly cheated, plagiarized, fabricated work, or facilitated another student's academic dishonesty. If the student does not have a prior AI offense, the professor has the opportunity to resolve the issue with the student using the Academic Integrity Violation Form. Please refer to the Academic Integrity Reporting and Resolution Process in order to report the Academic Integrity issue appropriately.
To Report an Incident
A Community Ethics complaint can be placed against a student who has violated a university policy found in the WCU Code of Student Conduct. Each violation is specifically outlined with specific details of what constitutes a violation.
Report an Incident
If a Crime Has Been Committed
If you believe a crime has been committed against you or someone in the WCU community, please contact WCU Police Department immediately at 282.227.8911.
If You Are Still Not Sure
If you have read the above information and are still not sure if your potential report should be handled by DSCE, please call and talk with one of our administrative staff members at 828.227.7234.
Lecture In Absentia
You don't have to cancel your class! The Department of Student Community Ethics (DSCE) is happy to provide programming to students regarding academic integrity, alcohol and drug education, or the Code of Student Conduct whenever we can. If you know in advance that you are out for a vacation, conference, or you just need a day off; you can fill out our program request form, and the DSCE can step in so you don't have to cancel class!