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Office of Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is fundamental to the mission of higher education and provides a foundation for responsible student conduct that transcends graduation (Center for Academic Integrity, 1999). Promoting academic integrity is at the heart of the mission statements of institutions of higher education. As such, the University of Missouri-St. Louis has established policies and procedures that require students to exhibit ethical and honest behavior as well as provides guidelines to faculty members who are required to report incidences when they occur.

Students at the University of Missouri-St. Louis are expected to adhere to the Student Standard of Conduct as well as to those established University policies and procedures. The Office of Academic Integrity is responsible for upholding the Student Standard of Conduct as well as in educating the campus community about information related to academic honesty/dishonesty and student grievances.

Information regarding campus policies including the academic dishonesty policy can be found below:

Triton Manual - http://www.umsl.edu/~student/

Standard of Conduct - http://www.umsystem.edu/ums/rules/collected_rules/programs/ch200/200.010_standard_of_conduct

"Academic Dishonesty is any form of cheating, plagiarism or sabotage which results in students giving or receiving unauthorized assistance or receiving credit for work which is not their own."

There is a wealth of information available online that can assist in discovering and preventing academic dishonesty. You may also contact Dr. Tanisha Stevens in the Office of Academic Integrity at (314) 516-5304/ smithtn@umsl.edu for any additional questions.

Should academic dishonesty be suspected, instructors must follow the steps listed under the "Academic Dishonesty" policy. At any time, faculty members or instructors can contact Academic Affairs at (314) 516-5304 for advice on how to proceed on a specific case.


Did you know?
“A study by The Center for Academic Integrity found that almost 80% of college students admit to cheating at least once during their educational career.”
http://www.plagiarism.org/plagiarism_stats.html