If the course syllabus states that the sanction for academic dishonesty is an F grade in the course, the professor has the right to apply that sanction. If an F in the course was not the sanction stated in the syllabus, you may request a review of the sanction by the Core Humanities director. If you did not plagiarize, you can appeal the charge of academic dishonesty. It is best to talk to your professor first, because only the professor or an Academic Integrity Board can withdraw or overturn a charge of academic dishonesty. If your professor remains convinced that you plagiarized, you may send a written appeal to the Core Humanities director, who will notify the professor and forward your appeal to the Office of Student Conduct to arrange for a hearing by an Academic Integrity Board. More information about academic dishonesty policies and procedures is available.