The Academic Integrity Policy was written for and approved by the Campus Senate. Here you will find helpful resources for both students and faculty.

UIS is committed to honesty, trust, and mutual respect.  This is an academic community founded on the search for knowledge…at the heart of that search is personal honesty that makes possible an open and vibrant exchange of ideas…

All faculty and students should read and become fully aware of the Academic Integrity Policy.

What is Academic Integrity?

Academic integrity emphasizes the respect for knowledge and the respect for others’ ideas. In essence, academic integrity ensures that you receive merit and proper recognition for your work.

UIS academic integrity policy teaches you to succeed with integrity and helps you develop leadership skills that will benefit you in your chosen profession.

How to Maintain Integrity

  • Checking with professors about their expectations for citing sources
  • Reading the syllabus and assignment instructions carefully
  • Asking your professor for permission before you share your work
  • Planning ahead because procrastination and the lack of time leads to the temptation to cheat
  • Making smart decisions like doing your own work, diligently studying for exams, and writing your own essays

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The UIS Academic Integrity Policy provides procedures for reporting and prosecuting violations of academic integrity by students.  Violations of academic integrity by faculty and staff should be reported to the University of Illinois Ethics Office.