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Academic Integrity

According to Penn State policy G-9: Academic Integrity, an academic integrity violation is “an intentional, unintentional, or attempted violation of course or assessment policies to gain an academic advantage or to advantage or disadvantage another student academically.” Unless your instructor tells you otherwise, you must complete all coursework entirely on your own, using only sources your instructor has permitted. You may not assist other students with papers, quizzes, exams, or other assessments. If your instructor allows you to use ideas, images, or word phrases created by another person (e.g., from Course Hero or Chegg) or by generative technology, such as ChatGPT, you must identify their source and specific queries, words, question, or phrases utilized.

You may not submit false or fabricated information, use the same academic work for credit in multiple courses, or share instructional content. Students with questions about academic integrity should ask their instructor before submitting work.

Students facing allegations of academic misconduct may not drop/withdraw from the affected course unless they are cleared of wrongdoing (see G-9: Academic Integrity). Attempted drops will be prevented or reversed, and students will be expected to complete coursework and meet course deadlines. Students who are found responsible for academic integrity violations face academic outcomes, which can be severe, and put themselves in jeopardy for other outcomes, which may include ineligibility for Dean’s List, pass/fail elections, and grade forgiveness. Students may also face the consequences from the Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing and/or The Schreyer Honors College.

University Academic Integrity Leadership Community, Spring 2023

For more information:
Academic Integrity Procedure with Online Submission Instructions
Academic Integrity Process Flow Chart


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