Student Academic Integrity

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 member, 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.

Where to Get Help    Academic Misconduct

General Inquiries

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.

Please email if you have questions.