Academic Integrity Policy

Living by CWRU Values

Academic integrity gives society faith in the value of CWRU’s scholarship, research and more.

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A sound education is built on intellectual honesty. Students at Case Western Reserve University are required to uphold the highest ethical standards of academic conduct. All members of the campus community are responsible for preserving the standards of academic integrity and supporting the practices that promote a fair and just process.

Academic integrity addresses all forms of academic dishonesty, including cheating, plagiarism, misrepresentation, obstruction, and submitting without permission work to one course that was completed for another course. If any member of the University community suspects that an undergraduate student has violated academic integrity standards, they shall advise the student and the departmental chair and consult with the Dean of Undergraduate Studies about the appropriate course of action.