“Integrity is not a conditional word. It doesn't blow in the wind or change with the weather. It is your inner image of yourself, and if you look in there and see a man who won't cheat, then you know he never will. “ –John D. Macdonald, American writer (1916-1986)
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY PLEDGE
As a student and member of the University of San Diego community, I acknowledge and pledge the following:
"I pledge to demonstrate personal and academic integrity in all matters with my fellow students, the faculty, and the administration here at USD. I promise to be honest and accountable for my actions; and to uphold the stature of scholastic honesty to better myself and those around me."
The Honor Code establishes a standard of integrity, which is aligned with the University’s Core Values: Academic Excellence, Knowledge, Community, Ethical Conduct, and Compassionate Service. Click here (http://www.sandiego.edu/documents/conduct/HonorCode.pdf ) to view the Honor Code.
REPORTING ACADEMIC INTEGRITY MISCONDUCT
All members of the university community share the responsibility for maintaining an environment of academic integrity since academic dishonesty is a threat to the University. Acts of academic dishonesty include: a) unauthorized assistance on an examination; b) falsification or invention of data; c) unauthorized collaboration on an academic exercise; d) plagiarism; e) misappropriation of resource materials; f) any unauthorized access of an instructor’s files or computer account; or g) any other serious violation of academic integrity as established by the instructor. Click here (http://www.sandiego.edu/cas/documents/theo/Acad_Integ_Sum.pdf) for a detailed explanation on reporting Academic Integrity Misconduct.
Faculty, please download these two forms and submit them to the Dean of your specific college.
- Academic Integrity Policy (http://home.sandiego.edu/~kaufmann/USD_academic_integrity.html)
- Copley Library offers workshops each semester that focus on topics such as research or plagiarism. Check out the library’s calendar to register for a workshop. (http://www.sandiego.edu/library/services/workshops.php)