Academic integrity and co-op
In order to maintain a culture of academic integrity, members of the University of Waterloo community are expected to promote honesty, trust, fairness, respect, and responsibility.
Academic integrity also applies to co-op and includes:
- how you behave during the hiring process, through the job application, interview, and match process.
- how you behave on work terms.
Academic integrity during the hiring process
- Be prepared to accept any job you apply for and only apply to jobs you’re willing to accept.
- Read job descriptions in detail and don’t apply if you don’t meet the requirements and expectations of the employer.
- Once you apply, you commit yourself to take any interviews granted to you and any job matches or offers that result.
- You may not avoid an interview because of dissatisfaction with job details that you would have been aware of when you applied.
Academic integrity on a co-op work term
You’re required to comply with:
- University's Policy 71: Student Academic Discipline Policy, and
- Your responsibilities, expectations, and ethics.
If your conduct is not appropriate and falls under one or more offences listed under Policy 71: Student Academic Discipline Policy, you could receive one or more penalties, including:
- a failed work term
- delay in graduation
- withdrawal from the co-op program
- and/or being expelled from the University.