Academic Resources

“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)


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 ( ) to view the Honor Code.


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 ( 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 (
  • 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. (