This overview of the Academic Honesty Policy is supplemental and not intended to conflict with the requirements of POL-U2100.02.
Upholding Academic Honesty is integral to the educational mission of Western Washington University (WWU), particularly in assessment and recognition of student performance. Recognizing the intention of WWU to promote and sustain a culture of integrity, this policy serves a key role as part of a comprehensive program to encourage behaviors of integrity and discourage violations of such behavior. All students and faculty of WWU are responsible for being familiar with this policy and the processes for reporting and appealing violations that it includes.
An Academic Honesty Violation occurs when students:
- Claim as their own the achievements, work, or arguments of others
- Use unauthorized resources to complete a course assignment or requirement
- Help someone else to engage in academically dishonest behavior
For additional examples of academic honest and dishonest behaviors, visit the Western Coalition for Integrity website.
POL-U2100.02 – Ensuring Academic Honesty
Contact Melinda Assink (x3547) for general questions about reporting or appealing an alleged Academic Honesty violation.