Truman State University takes all reports of copyright violation very seriously and is required by law to take steps to mitigate and turn over certain instances to the proper authorities. Some types of copyright infringement are also forms of plagiarism with repercussions that can extend far beyond the reach of the Truman campus.
Consequences for student academic integrity misconduct are outlined in the University Handbooks & Conduct Codes. The resolutions could include an F grade in the current class, expulsion from the class, expulsion from the major academic program, or expulsion from the University.
If you have been notified by the University that you have been issued a copyright conduct complaint, please visit Student Copyright Conduct Violation (Student Login).
Consequences for faculty and staff academic integrity misconduct, as outlined in the University Handbooks & Conduct Codes, will be dealt with by the proper institutional authorities and may include loss of computer or network privileges, disciplinary action, suspension, termination of employment, or dismissal from the University.
Furthermore, criminal law, as outlined under U.S. Code 17, Section 504, U.S. Code Title 18, Section 2319 (U.S. Code Title 17, Appendix H) and criminal trial policy, may apply to cases of faculty, staff, or student misconduct. Depending on the situation, a sentence could include decades in prison and millions of dollars in fines.