"Academic integrity is more than just obeying the rules. How you conduct yourself on campus says a lot about the type of person you are, which speaks to your personal integrity. At Brock, academic integrity refers to your acknowledgement of and respect for the academic principles and behaviours that support the University’s mission."1
"McGill is committed to preserving the highest standards of quality and fairness in teaching and research supervision. It is vital that you understand what honest work entails and what constitutes an offence — your academic career may well depend on it."3
"Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community. Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University."4
Activity 2 - Understanding Your Rights
Knowing your rightsmeans becoming familiar with the procedures that are in place to help you protect yourself in the event of an allegation. Much of the policy information regarding student conduct, both academic and non-academic, is available at the Office of the University Secretary. If you are an undergraduate student, the USSU’s Academic Advocacy Office can help with interpreting the policy and, in the event of an allegation, can assist you with both formal and informal procedures. If you are a graduate student, the GSA Executive Committee is available to offer assistance.