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Academic Integrity

This is OU's Academic Integrity Website. Here, you can find information about the Academic Integrity process and information about OU's Integrity Council.

For information about integrity at OU, you can visit our Students page, which has information about our integrity code. The Resources page also has helpful information about integrity at OU, as well as useful links for planning ahead this semester and avoiding plagarism.

What is the Integrity Council?

At OU, students are involved in the Academic Misconduct system. Instead of only faculty or professors investigating claims and deciding sanctions for academic misconduct, at OU, students contribute to this process. Involving students helps for the process to be more transparent, fair, and helps to foster a culture of academic integrity at OU.

OU's Integrity Council is a student organization under the Office of Academic Integrity. Together, the two make up OU's academic integrity system. Members on the Council fulfill a variety of duties, such as serving as panelists for Academic Misconduct hearings, conducting investigations for reported acts of academic misconduct, reviewing cases of academic misconduct, recommending policy and sanctions, and serving as peer educators in the Council's class for those who have violated the Integrity Code.


The Integrity Council also hosts a number of events throughout the year to increase awareness of Academic Integrity on campus. These events include classroom presentations, Donut Cheat, Taco 'bout Integrity, and Integrity Week. For more information, see the Events tab.

Who can be on the Integrity Council?

Any student at the University of Oklahoma!

Because the Integrity Council is the student voice of academic integrity on campus, it is our goal to represent every facet of student life. We try to have students from every college and major on campus, as well as students from many different backgrounds. We welcome international, nontraditional, transfer and graduate students, as well as athletes and members of various student organizations on campus. It is our goal to have as diverse a council as possible so that we are properly representing the students of the University of Oklahoma.

How can I get involved?

We encourage all students to make their own personal commitment to meeting our high standards of academic integrity at OU, and to hold their peers accountable. Our academic integrity code also allows students to report misconduct they discover.

We believe that students should have a say in protecting the value of their degree. Since all students and alumni are linked to the reputation of the University of Oklahoma, cheating on campus affects everyone, not just those that engage in academic misconduct.

Beyond managing the academic integrity system at OU, the Integrity Council hosts a number of campus activities, including an annual Integrity Week. For more information about upcoming events, visit the events tab.

How can I apply to be on the Integrity Council?

We encourage all students to apply. Due to the members’ serious responsibilities and sensitive nature of the information handled by the Integrity Council, membership is very selective. In our annual membership drives, roughly one in five applicants are invited to join the Integrity Council. We hold our membership drive each year in the Fall semester. The application process consists of an online application available at ou.edu/integrity.

If you have any more questions, please contact the Integrity Council at integritycouncil@ou.edu