ChatGPT is Banned by These Colleges and Universities
ChatGPT is provoking schools at all levels to revise their rules for software use, and a growing number are partially or completely banning OpenAI’s generative AI chatbot, prohibiting students from using it on school servers or even in aid of activities outside of school grounds. We’ve created a roundup of where educators are outlawing ChatGPT, one for primary and secondary schools and one for colleges and universities.
- Sciences Po, a prominent French university, banned not only ChatGPT, but other AI tools in January and said students caught using them might be expelled and other AI tools last week. The university said students caught flouting the new rules could be thrown out, per Reuters.
- RV University in Bangalore, India has prohibited students from using ChatGPT and may do spot checks on students suspected of using the AI, asking them to redo their work.
- Washington University in St. Louis hasn’t banned ChatGPT but did update its academic integrity policies to include generative AI under the definition of plagiarism.
- The University of Vermont in Burlington has also begun revising its plagiarism rules to account for ChatGPT.
Some universities are approaching generative AI from the other direction.
- The State University of New York at Buffalo plans to incorporate AI tools in a required course for freshmen discussing academic integrity.
- Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, is working on updating its curriculum in the same way.
We will continue to update this list as we learn of generative AI policies coming into effect or undergoing changes in education. Drop Voicebot a line if you learn of any we haven’t yet mentioned. Here are the primary and secondary schools where ChatGPT is under fire just a few months after its debut.