Academic and Research Integrity
The ability of the University to achieve its purposes depends upon the quality and integrity of the academic work that its faculty, staff, and students perform. Academic freedom can flourish only in a community of scholars which recognizes that intellectual integrity, with its accompanying rights and responsibilities, lies at the heart of its mission. Observing basic honesty in one’s work, words, ideas, and actions is a principle to which all members of the community are required to subscribe.
In all academic matters, graduate students are governed by the presumption that their academic work is held to the highest standards of research and scholarship, and all forms of academic fraud, including plagiarism, multiple submission, false citation, and the use of false data, are regarded as serious violations and will be subjected to disciplinary action.
As members of the University community, graduate students are bound by the rules and procedures described in Rights, Rules, Responsibilities. Academic and research integrity issues in particular are covered in sections “2.4 Academic Regulations” and “2.6 The Graduate School” of Rights, Rules, Responsibilities.