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Washington State University Academic Integrity Policy

Academic Integrity Policy

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.

Examples of academic integrity violations include:


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.


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.

Related WAC Guidelines