WSU's academic policies are designed to ensure that academic honesty is upheld. Students and faculty have a shared responsibility in upholding the academic integrity policies — students must uphold the principles of academic integrity, and faculty must clarify expectations, create a culture of honesty in the classroom, and report suspected violations.


The intentional invention or counterfeiting of information in the course of an academic activity. The most common form is counterfeiting record of internship or practicum experiences.

If an instructor has reason to believe that students are using or posting unauthorized course content to Chegg, they can request that the Center for Community Standards initiate an honor code investigation through Chegg. This investigation can remove content from the website or identify users that have accessed content on the Chegg website. Chegg requires that Center for Community Standards initiate the process.

Submit a Chegg Honor Code Investigation Request


Presenting the information, ideas, or phrasing of another person as your own work without proper acknowledgment of the source. Our policy makes no distinction between intentional and unintentional plagiarism. 

Unauthorized Assistance

Using unauthorized materials in taking quizzes, tests, or examinations, or giving or receiving unauthorized assistance by any means, including talking, copy information from another student, using electronic devices, or taking an examination for another student.

Artificial Intelligence

Instructors are responsible for communicating academic integrity expectations, which may now include information about using Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools like ChatGPT in your coursework. You are responsible for understanding your instructors' expectations, including if and when you can use AI resources.

If you aren’t sure what resources are allowed or prohibited, contact your instructors for clarification. You can find more information about AI on the provost's website.

Related WAC Guidelines