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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.

Submitting an Assignment?

Submit your assignment with confidence by using these helpful resources:

Ask your professor to add Turnitin to your course in SLATE in order to use this tool to check for plagiarism.

About 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).

A Shared Responsibility

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.

As a Sheridan student, you are responsible for:


Sheridan provides a description of eight example breaches (or violations) of Academic Integrity in the Academic Integrity Policy:

Cheating, impersonation, plagiarism, improper research practice, falsification or modification of an academic document/record, obstruction, inappropriate use of digital technology, and aiding and abetting.

A breach of academic integrity can happen for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, however, students are simply unsure about what is or is not acceptable. These 'grey areas' are often where students make mistakes. Common grey areas include:

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

Academic Integrity Remediation

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To discuss general academic integrity issues, please contact: