Academic Honesty and Integrity

The School of International Affairs (SIA) safeguards and promotes the ideals of honor and integrity by prohibiting lying, cheating, stealing, and other dishonorable conduct.  Accordingly, 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.

Penn State defines academic integrity as “the pursuit of scholarly activity in an open, honest and responsible manner (Senate Policy 49-20). Dishonesty of any kind will not be tolerated in this course.  Dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, cheating, plagiarizing, fabricating information or citations, facilitating acts of academic dishonesty by others, having unauthorized possession of examinations, submitting work of another person or work previously used without informing the instructor, or tampering with the academic work of other students.  Students who are found to be dishonest will receive academic sanctions and will be reported to the relevant authorities for possible further disciplinary sanction. Once a student has been informed that academic misconduct is suspected, the student may not drop the course during the adjudication process. For further details on Academic Integrity please view the School of International Affairs Academic Complaint Process and the Penn State Code of Conduct.

All acts of academic dishonesty will be dealt with and punished in accordance with applicable Penn State University, SIA and Graduate School policies.