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Academic Integrity

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Academic Integrity is defined as "the pursuit of scholarly activity in an open, honest and responsible manner."

Academic integrity is a basic guiding principle for all academic activity at The Pennsylvania State University, and all members of the University community are expected to act in accordance with this principle.

Consistent with this expectation, the University's Code of Conduct states that 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.

Examples of Academic Dishonesty:

When Academic Dishonesty is suspected:

The faculty member informs the student of the allegation and provides the student an opportunity to respond.

Academic Sanctions:

Disciplinary Sanctions that may be assigned:

Academic Dishonesty cases which result in academic sanctions only will not be reported out to others with the exception of when a subsequent academic dishonesty violation occurs. When an academic dishonesty case results in disciplinary action assigned by the OSC Designee, the charge and sanction become part of the student’s record which will be reported out following the guidelines outlined in our records policy.

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