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Academic Integrity

Students, faculty, and staff all come from a variety of unique backgrounds and choose different experiences during their time at the University of Michigan. As a community, we value your ideas and beliefs and encourage individuals to learn from people who are different from them in many aspects. In an academic setting, it’s important for you to respect others’ ideas, and you should expect the same from your peers and instructors.

Recognizing that all our community members are seeking an optimal learning environment in which they can grow and develop, it’s important to treat one another with honesty, fairness, and respect. This starts with ensuring that integrity is a priority for everyone.

Academic integrity strengthens the bonds our community has built and continues to build. It adds value to your degree and the work you produce. Academic dishonesty by any member of the community is therefore detrimental to the bonds we’ve built together. Without academic integrity, everything we do (our learning, teaching, and scholarship) loses value. We value academic integrity because it lays the foundation for everyone’s development as the “Leaders and the Best” in whatever field they choose to pursue.

Being a part of the University of Michigan and the College of Literature, Science and the Arts (LSA) communities includes a commitment to our standards of academic integrity.

LSA Community Expectations Regarding Academic Integrity

The University and LSA are dedicated to upholding academic integrity, acknowledging the crucial role that every member (students, faculty, and staff) plays in its preservation. In order to achieve this mission, we encourage all members to abide by the following standards:

  • Practice honesty, fairness, and respect in both your individual work and your interactions within the community.
  • Contribute to the continued growth and maintenance of these values by inspiring fellow community members to uphold them.
  • Extend these values into the world as you progress in your own personal growth and development beyond your time in LSA.