A Golden Guide to Academic Integrity

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Laurier is a community of scholars engaged in research and learning. This community includes us as undergraduate, master's and PhD students. Our academic work is about creating and sharing knowledge in all kinds of ways: we may be conducting research, presenting at a conference, or publishing a paper. Even in the classroom, as students, we are creating and sharing knowledge when we participate in a discussion, deliver a presentation, or hand in a paper.

When we’re learning with integrity, we are developing and using our skills in collaborating, studying, researching, and writing in ethical and principled ways that will stay relevant no matter where life after Laurier takes us. 

This golden guide to academic integrity will introduce you to golden students Ivan, Sophie, Varsha and Spencer, as they take you through everything you need to know about acting with integrity, from skills-based resources based on what you’re doing in your courses this term. In this section you will also find links to the policies and procedures in place at Laurier to define, deter and hold students responsible for acts of misconduct.

You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by staying golden and acting with integrity.

What You Need to Know

Academic integrity: The Gold, the Grey and the "Stay Away"

Golden Rules for Acting with Integrity

Stack your habits to achieve academic integrity

Staying Golden during Finals Season

Academic Misconduct Procedures

12.2 Student Code of Conduct

How to Avoid the Slump and Stay Sharp This Summer

Golden Rules for Acting with Integrity

Stack your habits to achieve academic integrity

Staying Golden during Finals Season

Academic Misconduct Procedures

12.2 Student Code of Conduct

How to Avoid the Slump and Stay Sharp This Summer

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“The “seed for achievement” is integrity… We must walk with integrity every day of our lives, if we are to reap the abundant harvest all the years of our lives.”

Earl Nightingale, Lead the Field

(Nightingale, E. (2018). Lead the field: An official Nightingale Conant publication. Shippensburg, PA: Sound Wisdom).