Academic integrity

Integrity is "the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles that you refuse to change." (Source: "integrity" Cambridge Dictionaries Online, 28 June, 2011). The University of Waterloo’s six values of academic integrity include honesty, trust, fairness, respect, courage and responsibility. These fundamental values guide your authentic participation in research, teaching and learning at the University of Waterloo.

View examples demonstrating how students exhibit the six core values.

The Office of Academic Integrity serves to communicate the importance of academic integrity, and strives to ensure that all members of the Waterloo community have access to the information and resources necessary to make integrity-aligned decisions. Visit the Office of Academic Integrity webpage to find many useful resources like tutorials, policy information, FAQs, and tip sheets, for example:

If you have any questions or comments about academic integrity, feel free to email, or complete an anonymous web form.