Scholarly Ethics and Integrity

The Virginia Tech Graduate School portico viewed from the patio.

In 2012, the Commission on Graduate Studies and Policies (now the Commission on Graduate and Professional Studies and Policies) proposed requiring departments and programs to provide all graduate students training in ethics and scholarly integrity.

The resulting policy was approved through governance and went into effect in Fall 2014. All academic units developed implementation plans to ensure students received the required training, which were approved by the Graduate School. The departments monitor student progress and verify completion of the requirement with Graduate School through each graduate student’s Plan of Study.

You can find the Scholarly Ethics and Integrity policy associated with the requirement in the Graduate Catalog via this link.

We have assembled several resources on the Scholarly Ethics and Integrity Google site, which anyone can access.

You will find links to approved Scholarly Ethics and Integrity plans for Virginia Tech's graduate degrees and programs on this webpage.

Our Ethics Commons blog provides thoughtful commentary on the importance of scholarly ethics and integrity.