Office of the University Registrar

Syllabi Guidelines and Resources

The information on this webpage is designed to provide faculty with language that may be included on syllabi. Providing this content on syllabi is voluntary, with the exception of the Religious Accommodations syllabi language.

Religious Accommodations

Providing the Religious Accommodations language is required to be included in all syllabi and/or to link to the Religious Accommodations Policy page for students to read.

Campus Unit: Office of the Provost
State law requires faculty to include language about religious accommodations in syllabi. The following language closely mirrors that of the law itself and was developed in close collaboration with Faculty Senate and the AGs office.

Required Syllabus Language: [DO NOT AMEND] “Washington state law requires that UW develop a policy for accommodation of student absences or significant hardship due to reasons of faith or conscience, or for organized religious activities. The UW’s policy, including more information about how to request an accommodation, is available at Religious Accommodations Policy ( Accommodations must be requested within the first two weeks of this course using the Religious Accommodations Request form (”

Referenced Links

Religious Accommodations Policy
Religious Accommodations Request Form


Campus Unit: Student Conduct
Optional Syllabus Language:

The University of Washington Student Conduct Code (WAC 478-121) defines prohibited academic and behavioral conduct and describes how the University holds students accountable as they pursue their academic goals. Allegations of misconduct by students may be referred to the appropriate campus office for investigation and resolution. More information can be found online at

Conduct Code and Policy

Disability Resources

Campus Unit: Disability Resources for Students (DRS)
Optional Syllabus Language:

Disability Resources for Students (DRS) offers the following statements for faculty to include in their syllabi:

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Academic Integrity

Campus Unit: Student Conduct
Optional Syllabus Language:

The University takes academic integrity very seriously. Behaving with integrity is part of our responsibility to our shared learning community. If you’re uncertain about if something is academic misconduct, ask me. I am willing to discuss questions you might have.

Acts of academic misconduct may include but are not limited to:

  • Cheating (working collaboratively on quizzes/exams and discussion submissions, sharing answers and previewing quizzes/exams)
  • Plagiarism (representing the work of others as your own without giving appropriate credit to the original author(s))
  • Unauthorized collaboration (working with each other on assignments)

Concerns about these or other behaviors prohibited by the Student Conduct Code will be referred for investigation and adjudication by (include information for specific campus office).

Students found to have engaged in academic misconduct may receive a zero on the assignment (or other possible outcome).

For Faculty:
The provided language is a starting point. You should consider making adjustments to reflect your specific discipline or the dynamics of your coursework. You may also consult with your campus conduct office, departmental leadership, and/or Associate Dean regarding who has responsibility for investigating academic misconduct in your school or college.

Preparing to Teach: Cheating or Plagiarism


Campus Unit: Safe Campus
Optional Syllabus Language: Call SafeCampus at 206-685-7233 anytime – no matter where you work or study – to anonymously discuss safety and well-being concerns for yourself or others. SafeCampus’s team of caring professionals will provide individualized support, while discussing short- and long-term solutions and connecting you with additional resources when requested.

UW Police