Academic Integrity

Academic Dishonesty

Academic dishonesty is a serious offense that may lead to probation, suspension, or expulsion. One form of academic dishonesty is plagiarism--the use of an author's ideas, statements, or approaches without crediting the source. Academic dishonesty also includes such acts as cheating by using unauthorized assistance on assignments and exams, and/or copying information from another student's examination, take-home test, or laboratory manual. 

Honor Statement

The University of Missouri-St. Louis encourages students to pursue excellence within a respectful and collegial environment and to assume responsibility for the consequences of personal actions. For that reason the university requires students to reject any type of dishonest behavior.

Honesty precludes seeking, providing, or receiving any form of unauthorized assistance on tests or any type of assignment. It requires giving credit through appropriate citation to the author of materials used in written or oral assignments.

The full Student Standard of Conduct is available on the Web. By registering for a class at UMSL, students agree to follow this standard of integrity.