Why You Should Complete Academic Integrity Training

Every part of the University is committed to maintaining Penn State’s policy on academic integrity in all courses it offers. Penn State World Campus, the academic unit that is the home of each course, the course instructor, and exam proctors each take academic integrity matters seriously.

Academic integrity — scholarship free of fraud and deception — is an important educational objective of Penn State. Academic dishonesty can lead to a failing grade or referral to the Office of Student Conduct.

Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to:

  • cheating
  • plagiarism
  • fabrication of information or citations
  • facilitating acts of academic dishonesty by others
  • unauthorized prior possession of examinations
  • submitting the work of another person or work previously used without informing the instructor and securing written approval
  • tampering with the academic work of other students

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.  Submit your certificate to wcstudentconcern@psu.edu to be entered to win a World Campus sweatshirt.

Learn more about academic integrity and other issues handled by the Penn State World Campus Conduct, Care, and Concern team.