Penn State expects its students to uphold integrity in their academic pursuits. When violations occur, they will be addressed in accordance with Penn State’s academic misconduct policy. Additionally, Penn State World Campus students are expected to act with civility and personal integrity; respect other students' dignity, rights, and property; and help create and maintain an environment in which all can succeed through the results of their own efforts.
Academic misconduct code violations can lead to a range of academic outcomes, from redoing an assignment to failing the course. Disciplinary action plans may be assigned by the Office of Student Accountability and Conflict Response.
To learn more about specific scenarios and test your understanding, visit Penn State's Academic Integrity training. You may complete the training to earn a certificate.
For information about how to properly cite sources in research papers, visit the Penn State University Libraries Citation and Writing Guides.
Student Code of Conduct
Penn State’s Student Code of Conduct defines the University’s standards and procedures to maintain a safe living and learning environment. The Code outlines prohibited conduct and resolution processes.
When Student Code of Conduct violations are reported, they are evaluated for referral to the Office of Student Accountability and Conflict Response. This office follows operating procedures to address the violation, depending on the type of misconduct that has been reported.
To report a possible violation, you can submit the Code of Conduct Incident Report form.