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Academic Integrity for Students

All students are expected to conduct themselves ethically, complete work honestly, and submit work that is their own. Breaches of academic integrity are taken seriously.

Your Responsibilities

What is Academic Integrity?

Academic Integrity is "a commitment, even in the face of adversity, to six fundamental values: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility and courage" (ICAI, The fundamental values of academic integrity, 2nd ed., 2014).

Academic integrity is fundamental to Sheridan's reputation. When awarded a degree, diploma or certificate by Sheridan, it represents all of the hard work, dedication, commitment and integrity students have put into their work. Furthermore, completing work with integrity ensures that students are well-prepared for success in their careers and ready to be ethical and contributing members of society.

Sheridan is strongly committed to upholding the highest standards of academic integrity; it expects that all of its members maintain the highest standards of academic integrity throughout all areas of academic life, including teaching and learning, research, writing and all other scholarly work.

Academic Integrity Breaches

Sheridan provides a description of eight example breaches (or violations) of Academic Integrity in the Academic Integrity Policy, including: cheating, impersonation, plagiarism, improper research practice, falsification or modification of an academic document/record, obstruction, inappropriate use of digital technology, and aiding and abetting.

Grey Areas

Students engage in academic integrity breaches for different reasons. Sometimes, it's not clear to students what is acceptable and what is not when it comes to academic integrity. These are the grey areas where students sometimes make mistakes.


Have you been caught in a breach of Academic Integrity? To complete Remediation, see:


Book a Tutoring Appointment ‚Äč(with a Reference & Citation specialist)

To discuss general academic integrity issues, please contact: