Academic integrity and honesty are central components of a student's education, and the ethical conduct maintained in an academic context will be taken eventually into a student's professional career. Academic integrity is essential in a community of scholars searching and learning to search for truth. Anything less than total commitment to integrity undermines the efforts of the entire academic community. Both students and faculty are responsible for insuring the academic integrity of the University.
The University expects students to work independently on individual assignments and examinations and to follow acceptable academic practices. While group efforts and study groups are often appropriate, students must submit their own work. Students should direct any questions concerning use of outside resources or collaboration on assignments to their course instructor.
Students who cheat, plagiarize, or fabricate data, as well as students who help others to cheat, plagiarize, or fabricate, can receive disciplinary sanctions of warning, probation, suspension, or expulsion from the University, depending on the severity of the offense. See the Academic Integrity Policy for more information.