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Ethical Pursuits in Academe

Academic integrity demands that all members of the university community and the university itself, across all campuses, engage in continual civil discourse and ethical behaviors that advance learning, discovery, and engagement, supported by the administration. Integrity demands maintaining standards of personal and professional behavior of the highest order.

The Graduate School, in partnerships with the university's other colleges and units, offers leadership, service, and experiential learning opportunities for students, focusing on multicultural and international competencies, ethics, and excellence.


Avoiding plagiarism, self-plagiarism, and other questionable writing practices

Ethics Commons: Resources, conversation and reflections on graduate life

Graduate Honor System

On Being a Scientist: A Guide to Responsible Conduct in Research

Council of Graduate Schools Clearinghouse: Ethics