Academic Honesty

Western Washington University students have an obligation to fulfill the responsibilities of their particular roles as members of an academic community. Honesty is essential to learning. Without it, fair evaluation for all is impossible. Academic integrity is demanded, and academic dishonesty at Western Washington University is a serious infraction dealt with severely. Students shall not claim as their own the achievements, work or arguments of others, nor shall they be a party to such claims. It is the instructor’s responsibility to confront a student and to take appropriate action if academic dishonesty, in the instructor’s judgment, has occurred.  

Academic Integrity at Western

Academic Honesty Policy and Procedure (Catalog, Appendix D)

Plagiarism Policies and Guidelines (Western Libraries)

The Student's Guide to Avoiding Plagiarism (Sociology Dept.)

Page Updated 09.16.2015