Academic Integrity

Miami University is a scholarly community whose members believe that excellence in education is grounded in qualities of character as well as of intellect. We respect the dignity of other persons, the rights and property of others, and the right of others to hold and express disparate beliefs. We believe in honesty, integrity, and the importance of moral conduct. We defend the freedom of inquiry that is the heart of learning and combine that freedom with the exercise of judgment and the acceptance of personal responsibility.

 Miami demands the highest standards of professional conduct from its students, faculty, and staff.  As a community of scholars, our fundamental purpose is the pursuit of knowledge.  Integrity in research and creative activities and in academic study is based on sound disciplinary practices and expectations, as well as a commitment to the values of honesty and integrity.

Students or faculty who have questions about academic integrity in graduate courses and research should consult Part 4 of the Handbook for Graduate Students and Faculty.  If you have concerns regarding discrimination or equal opportunity, please consult with the Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity.

Department Chairs and other administrators seeking guidance on ajudicating an academic dishonesty charge should consult Procedures for Addressing Cases of Academic Dishonesty, which is located on the Provost's Academic Integrity website.