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What is Integrity and Misconduct

You probably already know it is not okay to cheat on exams and that you can’t copy assignments or papers from someone else. But, you may not know everything there is to know about Ryerson’s policies or the “nitty gritty” details about citing references. You may not know when it is okay to do assignments or projects in a group or when it is okay to use your own work over again.

It can be confusing, but it is your responsibility as a student to know what is expected of you in university.

Don’t worry. You can learn about all this and more, by asking your professor, your GA/TA, by watching the Academic Integrity tutorial episodes and searching for more information in this section of the Academic Integrity website. If you are unclear about anything after you have carefully read each section, be sure to seek support through the many resources available to you on campus (see Important Resources section).

Remember, the value of your degrees and/or certificates depend on each of us taking responsibility for academic integrity.

PDF fileRyerson University Policy 60: Academic IntegrityPDF fileRyerson University Policy 60: Academic Integrity Procedures & PDF fileRyerson University Policy 60: Academic Integrity Guidelines are documents that define academic integrity and misconduct, explain the processes the University will follow when academic misconduct is suspected, and the penalties and other consequences that may be imposed if students are found to have engaged in academic misconduct.

1 International Centre for Academic Integrity (2013)

Ryerson Academic Integrity Office

If you have any questions about academic integrity, are concerned with the academic integrity of a particular situation, or would like to consult about a suspicion/finding of academic misconduct, contact us.