Undergraduate Student Resources
- Know and comply with AUC's Code of Academic Ethics.
- Sign the AUC Code of Academic Ethics Agreement upon admission to AUC.
- Uphold the highest standards of academic integrity in all of the student’s own work at AUC.
- Uphold the highest standards of academic integrity by refusing to tolerate violations of AUC's Code of Academic Ethics.
- Report any suspected violation of the code to an appropriate faculty, admin or student judicial board member.
- Respect the rights of others, which includes the obligation to refrain from behavior that violates or adversely affects the rights of other members of the AUC community.
The AUC Library offers many services to the AUC community between the various collections, online databases, interlibrary loan program, and research assistance.
While it is best to address your questions in person, sometimes that is not possible. As such, questions can be directed to the following departments:
- Research assistance and general questions: email@example.com
- Circulation and course reserve questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Database questions: eResources@aucegypt.edu
- Information literacy/instruction questions: email@example.com
- Request documents: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Mohamed Taymour Writing Center offers services to graduate and undergraduate students as well as faculty. Their website provides more information regarding their hours of operation and the services they provide.
If you have questions regarding citations, paraphrasing or other technical writing issues, this is a great resource to help ensure you don’t fall into the “plagiarism trap.” However, the writing center does not and will not rewrite your paper. They will offer feedback on clarity, grammar issues and general writing help, but they will not assist in the language of the paper.
To ensure an appointment, it is best to sign up via the online scheduler. Bear in mind that peak times of the semester (midterms and finals) tend to be much busier, and as such, it is best to plan ahead to guarantee that you are able to receive an appointment well in advance of any assignment due date.
There are special hours reserved for graduate students. In addition to AUC New Cairo hours, there will also be a faculty member from the Department of Rhetoric and Composition providing tutoring Monday evenings from 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm in the AUC Tahrir Square faculty lounge. No appointment is necessary.
Office of Student Support
Study skills and time management techniques are just a few of the services that the mentoring unit offers. In addition to the one-on-one mentoring sessions, the unit also conducts workshops throughout the year.
The counseling center offers trained professionals to help with personal and social concerns and difficulties.
The disability services office works with students with disabilities to help ensure a supportive and productive learning environment. It is important to note that concessions are not granted automatically to students, so if you believe you are entitled to special consideration, contact Alexandra Gazis to discuss your situation.
Contact information for all offices is available here.
- The instructor shall explain the violation to the student and may impose a grade penalty.
- The instructor shall submit an incident report to the Academic Integrity Office.
- The student will be notified via email of the reported violation.
- The Academic Integrity office shall schedule a meeting with the accused student and shall notify him/her of the appointment time and place. Students who fail to attend their scheduled appointment will have their cases decided in their absence based on the available information.
- Once the Academic Integrity Committee makes their decision, it is communicated to the student via email. Those of a need to know will be informed of the decision.
- If the committee finds the student committed an infraction, a sanction shall be imposed.
- The committee’s decision with the sanction outlined will be communicated to the student via email.
- Students who have either a pending case or have been found to have violated the Code of Academic Ethics are not permitted to drop the course.
- Students who are found guilty of academic dishonesty will have the grade in the course of the violation a permanent part of their GPA. Students who receive a grade of D+, D, or F are permitted to retake the course. In these instances, the original grade will remain and average with the new grade in the GPA. The full policy can be found in the University Catalog under the section: "Retaking Courses Outside of the Course Repeat Policy."
- Students who do not complete the assigned sanction within the communicated deadline will have a HOLD on their registration for the following semester.
Students who have been prohibited from taking courses, suspended, or expelled (collectively, periods of separation) due to academic integrity violations are not considered to be current students, and their student rights, including the right to enter the campus, is rescinded for the duration of the period of separation. Students who are separated from the University will have their IDs deactivated. They also become ineligible to use University resources for the duration of their period of separation. Every effort should be made to reduce the need to come to campus, and access will only be granted in exceptional cases. If a separated student requires access to campus, a written request must be submitted in writing to email@example.com stating the person you are coming to see, and confirmation of the appointment, at least 48 hours prior to the requested appointment. All requests are pending until a confirmation is sent by the Academic Integrity Office in writing. If permission to access is granted, the terms of the access will be stipulated in the approval letter. On the spot, approvals will not be granted.
Once a case is decided, the decision is typically final. Appeals will only be considered in the face of new evidence. If a student is appealing on the grounds of new evidence, the student must submit a written petition that includes:
- A summary of the case
- The outcome
- The reason for the appeal
- The new evidence on which the appeal is based
- A brief discussion of what you hope the appeal will achieve. Petitions should be signed and dated and submitted in hard copy to the AI Office. Students who plead guilty in lieu of a meeting are not eligible for appeal.