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Academic Integrity at St. Lawrence College

This guide provides students with a variety of helpful resources for understanding issues related to Academic Integrity, including cheating, plagiarism, and misconduct. 

It is your responsibility as an SLC student to understand academic policy. All members of the SLC community, including students, staff, and faculty, are responsible for reporting misconduct according to the Academic Integrity Policy. 

This guide is a starting point for helping students understand academic integrity and will be updated regularly. This material is meant as a general guide of supplemental learning resources. External links are provided as recommendations only. Always follow your professor's instructions. 

What is Academic Integrity?

Academic Integrity: The upholding of the fundamental values of honesty, trust, fairness, respect, and responsibility in the performance of all academic activities. Ethical conduct in teaching, learning and research according to the conventions of academic integrity builds credibility, trust, and respect for all students, staff and the college as a whole. 

Academic Misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • Cheating
  • Copyright Infringement
  • Fabrication or Misrepresentation of research
  • Forging or Falsification of Information
  • Impersonation
  • Intentionally damaging the work of another
  • Plagiarism
  • Procurement

Read the full list of definitions in the AC831 Academic Integrity Policy.

Learn about Academic Integrity

Watch the following two videos and complete the practice quiz to learn and test your knowledge:

What is Plagiarism?

The Learning Portal. (2019). Plagiarism and you. [Video File]. Retrieved from: https://youtu.be/eYhGPHAnFak [Closed captioning and transcript are available via YouTube.]

Video explaining plagiarism by The Learning Portal (College Libraries Ontario project). The transcript is available via The Learning Portal. 

What is Academic Integrity and Academic Dishonesty?

Mercy College DE. (2015).  What is Academic Integrity and Academic Dishonesty? [Video File]. Retrieved from: https://youtu.be/dRRUeCEUm5E [Closed captioning and transcripts are available via YouTube.]

Avoiding Plagiarism

Brock University Library. (2014).  What is plagiarism and how to avoid it? [Video File]. Retrieved from: https://youtu.be/Pmab92ghG0M  

Short visual-only overview video about plagiarism by Brock University Library (YouTube).

Avoiding Plagiarism by Using APA Style

HumberEDU. (2017).  Academic Integrity | Plagiarism: One Form of Academic Dishonesty. [Video File]. Retrieved from: https://youtu.be/8_SxY2jpRFc [Closed captioning and transcripts are available via YouTube.]