"I will practice personal and academic integrity" – WCU Community Creed
Western Carolina University (WCU) strives to achieve the highest standards of scholarship and integrity. Any violation of the Academic Integrity Policy is a serious offense because it threatens the quality of scholarship and undermines the integrity of the community. Any violation of the Academic Integrity Policy is a violation of the Code of Student Conduct and will follow the same conduct process (see dsce.wcu.edu for more information).Violations of the Academic Integrity Policy include:
- Cheating - Using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information, or study aids in any academic exercise.
- Plagiarism - Representing the words or ideas of someone else as one’s own in any academic exercise.
- Fabrication – Creating and/or falsifying information or citation in any academic exercise.
- Facilitation - Helping or attempting to help someone to commit a violation of the Academic Integrity
Policy in any academic exercise (e.g. allowing another to copy information during
Please refer to the Academic Integrity Reporting and Resolution Process for more information.