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It is the mission of the University of Oklahoma to create an academic culture that fosters student integrity both in and out of the classroom. Resources found throughout this website can help you to understand this mission, as well as guide you through the academic integrity system.

Fall 2022 Applications for the Integrity Council are Open!

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.

Here is the link to Fall 2022 application form (currently live).

The New Faculty's Guide to Academic Integrity is Available!

This guide seeks to answer general questions faculty members might have about Academic Integrity at OU as well as provide information on the process for reporting incidents of academic misconduct.

View the New Faculty's
Guide to Academic Integrity

Student's Guide to Academic Integrity

The guide is the official resource for students can use to learn the rules at OU, understand why academic integrity is important, and how students can participate in promoting academic integrity throughout the school year.

View the Student's
Guide to Academic Integrity

Is it an INTEGRITY VIOLATION for a student to SELL notes, homework, or papers?

We are receiving numerous inquiries about the small but growing online market for students' course notes, papers, etc. The Integrity Code does not prohibit selling per se, but does prohibit conduct that the student knows or should know will help others cheat.

Selling or otherwise sharing work violates the Code either: (1) when the instructor has PROHIBITED sharing a particular assignment, or (2) when the nature of the work and the other CIRCUMSTANCES WOULD PUT A REASONABLE STUDENT ON NOTICE that sharing will help others cheat. For example, a student who receives permission to take a test early would violate the Code by selling or otherwise posting the test before the rest of the class has taken it.

While the online format is new, the idea of selling notes and other work is old -- the first legal case we know of is from 1825! Posting work or assignments online, especially for money, can also raise copyright problems entirely separate from the academic integrity issue.

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