The Student Academic Integrity team promotes academic integrity and advises students, instructors and staff on matters related to academic integrity and academic misconduct.
This team, within the Governance unit of the Faculty Arts & Science at U of T, is responsible for administering the Code of Behaviour on Academic Matters.
What is Academic Integrity?
Academic Integrity in the Faculty of Arts & Science endorses the International Center for Academic Integrity’s definition of academic integrity as acting in all academic matters with honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility and courage. Academic Integrity applies to every member of the University, and acting with academic integrity helps preserve a community where:
- Competition is fair and honest work is rewarded
- Students are developing the personal and professional skills needed for success, like time management, effective research/writing, independent thinking and ethical judgement
- Intellectual property is respected
- Our degrees continue to receive the respect and recognition they deserve
Helping to ensure that the University maintains its reputation for excellence and the highest level of integrity in all areas is the responsibility of everyone in the U of T community.
If you are a Faculty member, TA or staff please visit Faculty & Staff Academic Integrity Resources.
Visit Academic Misconduct for an understanding of the rules on plagiarism, getting unauthorized help, cheating on tests and more. You will also find guidance on what to do if you are faced with allegations of misconduct.
In-person operations of Student Academic Integrity are closed due to COVID-19, but you can still contact us by email. Note that you will not be able to leave us a voice mail at this time.
We will review and provide updates on our services as they are available. We encourage you to monitor the Arts & Science Student FAQs as well as the University of Toronto’s website for relevant updates and information.