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. 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.



  • 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. (