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Academic Excellence Symposium

Code of Conduct - Academic Excellence Symposium

The Academic Excellence Symposium at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is dedicated to providing a welcoming, inclusive, and respectful environment in which all participants may freely engage in discussion and debate. The following code of conduct aims to establish expectations for academic and professional behaviors to be followed by all attendees and participants.


All participants and attendees are expected to convey professionalism during the conference. This includes adhering to the conference schedule, being punctual for sessions, and participating fully in all aspects of the Symposium. In addition, all are asked to adhere to the following values:

  • Respect: We expect all attendees to treat one another with respect, professionalism, and kindness. Discrimination, harassment, or abusive behavior will not be tolerated.
  • Diversity and Inclusion: We value and celebrate diversity and inclusion in all aspects of the conference, including race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, and religion. We ask all attendees to be mindful of their language and behavior accordingly.
  • Collaboration: We encourage collaboration, discussion, and open exchange of ideas during the conference. We expect all attendees to listen actively and attentively to others, engage in constructive conversations, and foster an environment of cooperation.
  • Honesty: We expect all attendees to be honest and transparent in their interactions with others. Any misrepresentations, plagiarism, or other forms of academic dishonesty will not be tolerated.

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a fundamental value of the Symposium; all attendees are expected to uphold the highest standards of academic integrity. The following policy is designed to ensure the integrity of the academic work presented at the symposium:

  • Plagiarism: Plagiarism is a severe offense and will not be tolerated. All work presented at the symposium must be the original work of the presenter or properly cited. If a presenter is found to have plagiarized, they will be disqualified from the Symposium.
  • Collaboration: Collaboration is encouraged, but all collaborative work must be appropriately acknowledged. If a presenter submits collaborative work as their own, they will be disqualified from the symposium.
  • Fabrication of Data: Fabrication of data is strictly prohibited. All data must be accurately and truthfully presented. If a presenter is found to have fabricated data, they will be disqualified from the symposium.
  • Proper Citations: All sources must be cited appropriately, including images, videos, and other media. Failure to properly cite sources may result in disqualification from the symposium.
  • Academic Dishonesty: Any form of academic dishonesty, including cheating, will not be tolerated. If a presenter is found to have engaged in any form of academic dishonesty, they will be disqualified from the symposium.

If you experience or witness any behavior that violates this code of conduct, you are encouraged to report it to a Symposium organizer immediately. If an organizer is not available, please submit a Campus Incident Report through the Dean of Students office. We will take all reports seriously and respond promptly to address any concerns.

Reports of misconduct will be maintained in anonymity to the extent that doing so does not obstruct the investigation into the incident.

Violations of this code by organizers, administrators, and employees of UW-Green Bay should be directed to

You agree to abide by this code of conduct by participating in or attending this Symposium. Organizers and administrators reserve the right to enforce this code of conduct and take appropriate action in response to any violations. We appreciate your cooperation in helping to create a welcoming and productive environment for all Symposium participants and attendees.