One of the four Penn State Principles, academic intergrity is defined by the Faculty Senate as “the pursuit of scholarly activity in an open, honest and responsible manner." Academic integrity is a basic guiding principle for all academic activity at Penn State, and all members of the University community are expected to act in accordance with this principle.
Consistent with this expectation, the University's Code of Conduct states that all students should act with personal integrity, respect other students' dignity, rights and property, and help create and maintain an environment in which all can succeed through the fruits of their efforts.
Please visit the University's full policy on Academic Integrity at PSU Faculty Senate Policy 49-20.
As a student and a member of the Penn State Community, it is important to have a clear understanding of your ethical responsibilities. As a member of the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications and a future communications professional it is especially important that you appreciate your civic obligations and cultivate strong habits of integrity and responsibility.