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Advising Handbook

Academic Honesty

Academic Honesty in the College

The College of Arts, Sciences and Engineering at the University of Rochester comprises a community of scholars who are committed to the pursuit of excellence in learning, teaching, creativity and research. Honesty and integrity create the conditions of trust and open communications that are fundamental to our shared endeavor. Academic honesty in the advancement of knowledge requires that all students and instructors respect the integrity of one another’s work and recognize the importance of acknowledging and safeguarding intellectual property. Academic dishonesty is a serious violation of the trust upon which the success of our community depends. The AS&E Academic Honesty Policy is both an articulation of the kinds of behaviors that violate this trust and the means by which that trust is safeguarded and restored. All undergraduate and graduate students, staff, and faculty in the College must abide by the Academic Honesty Policy.

A detailed description of the College's Academic Honesty policy for instructors, students and staff is available at