Academic misconduct includes but is not limited to cheating, plagiarism, and/or fabrication. To read more about what constitutes as academic misconduct, please review the 'Academic Integrity' section in the TCSPP Student Handbook.
A violation of professional comportment includes behaviors that substantially interfere with the development of professional competence or professional relations, inadequate progress towards the development of clinical skills, failure to act in accordance with school rules and/or policies, unprofessional conduct, illegal conduct, and/or conduct contrary to the ethical standards upheld by the profession. Please refer to the 'Professional Comportment' section in the TCSPP Student Handbook for more information.
TCSPP's Policy on Sexual Misconduct (Title IX) guides the institution's response to allegations of sexual misconduct in our community. TCSPP is committed to creating and maintaining a safe learning and working environment that is free of unlawful discrimination, harassment, exploitation, or intimidation. Sexual misconduct allegations are not adjudicated by SAC. Read more about Reporting Allegations or Incidents of Sexual Misconduct.
If you have received a SAC hearing notice, that means that your academic department has referred you for review based on an allegation of academic misconduct, a breach of professional comportment standards, a violation of the Code of Conduct, or a failure to progress in your program. Your SAC referral letter includes the reason for referral.
You have the right to present a written response to the referral that explicitly addresses its contents. If you submit a written response after the deadline stated in your hearing notice, SAC is not obligated to consider it. Please refer to the Student Response to Referral Template if you need assistance submitting your written response.