- Duquesne University Academic Integrity Policy
- Duquesne University Student Code of Conduct
- School of Leadership and Professional Advancement Academic Integrity Policy
- Academic Integrity Process Flowchart - Students in the School of Leadership and Professional Advancement have a right to due process if an instructor alleges an academic integrity violation. This document outlines the administrative process followed in such instances.
Paralegal InstituteParalegal Students are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the high standards of professionalism to which lawyers themselves must adhere under the Model Rules of Professional Responsibility. The Institute reserves the right to dismiss any student for falsification of admissions information, or dishonesty involving class assignments or exams, theft or damage of property. Students are reminded that in the conduct of their business and academic affairs at the Institute, even the appearance of impropriety is to be avoided. Students who fail in any regard to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with these statements may be dismissed.
Paralegal Institute Grading Policy
Paralegal Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 in all course work in order to be eligible for graduation. If a student's cumulative grade index falls below 2.5 at the end of the first or second term, he or she will be placed on academic probation. Students on probation are expected to achieve at least a 2.5 average the following term, or be subject to possible dismissal. Students must complete the certificate in no more than five (5) years. Students who exceed this requirement must re-apply through the Admissions Committee. The grading system is as follows: A (4.00) 94-100 C+ (2.25) 75-79 A (3.75) 90-93 C (2.0) 70-74 B+ (3.25) 87-89 D (1.0) 60-69 B (3.00) 83-86 F (0.0) B (2.75) 80-82 Course credits graded Incomplete or Withdrawal do not earn CEUs and if required for program completion, must be repeated and passed. Students receiving an incomplete ("I") grade have six (6) weeks (three (3) weeks for the summer session) from the original due date to complete course requirements. After that time the "I" will be changed to an "F".