Academic Integrity | Student Success Center

Academic Integrity

Understanding academic integrity and plagiarism is important for all students.  Review the academic integrity policies at your home and teaching universities. 

  • Plagiarism. The act of stating or "implying that another person’s work is your own” (Penn State, 2017). 
  • Academic Integrity. “Academic integrity is the pursuit of scholarly activity in an open, honest and responsible manner” (Penn State, 2017).

Learn more:

Avoiding Plagiarism   Self-Plagiarism   Academic Integrity

Horizontal graphic lists the aspects of academic integrity which including honesty, accuracy, collegiality, fairness, and transparency.

See the Great Plains IDEA Grades and Academic Integrity policies in the Student Handbook.


Penn State. (2017). Academic Integrity, Plagiarism, and Copyright. Retrieved from