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Why is Academic Integrity Important?

 

Academic Integrity. It matters now, because it matters later.

"The greatest benefit of a culture of integrity may not be reduced student cheating.  Instead, it may be the lifelong benefit of learning the value of living in a community of trust."
~ Donald McCabe and Linda Trevino

Students Who Practice Academic Integrity:

  • Respect their peers by not taking unfair advantage in the classroom and in the post-graduate/professional environment
  • Develop habits of ethical behavior that generate respect from their peers and the community
  • Establish a foundation for the professional Codes of Ethics in their chosen careers
  • Enhance the value of their degree and promote a positive image of the University in the community.

Faculty Who Promote Academic Integrity:

Carry out the Mission and Vision of the University:

SVSU Guiding Principles

Mission*

We transform lives through educational excellence and dynamic partnerships, unleashing possibilities for impact in our community and worldwide.