Academic Integrity

The College of Engineering seeks to promote an environment of academic integrity and supports University efforts to support student and faculty integrity in the classroom.

Faculty should also state their expectations for academic honesty as part of the grading policy in every course. Therefore, consistent with University policy, all course syllabi will be required to contain a statement on this topic.

Senate Policy 43-00 requires instructors to provide an Academic Integrity statement within a syllabus.

For more information about academic integrity in the College of Engineering, contact the Office of Academic Support at or 814-867-6231.

Syllabus Statement

The University defines academic integrity as the pursuit of scholarly activity in an open, honest and responsible manner. All students should act with personal integrity, respect other students' dignity, rights and property, and help create and maintain an environment in which all can succeed through the fruits of their efforts (refer to Senate Policy 49-20. Dishonesty of any kind will not be tolerated in this course. Dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, cheating, plagiarizing, fabricating information or citations, facilitating acts of academic dishonesty by others, having unauthorized possession of examinations, submitting work of another person or work previously used without informing the instructor, or tampering with the academic work of other students. Students who are found to be dishonest will receive academic sanctions and will be reported to the University’s Office of Student Conduct for possible further disciplinary sanctions (refer to Senate Policy G-9).

You may also want to consider giving additional information on academic dishonesty as it relates to your course or discipline. For example, you may wish to discuss the types of collaboration on take-home assignments that are not allowed.