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Welcome To The Office Of Academic Integrity

Statement of Academic Integrity

Academic ethical behavior is essential for an institution dedicated to the promotion of knowledge and learning. The University of South Carolina is committed to fostering a university environment which exemplifies the values embodied in the Carolinian Creed. All members of the University Community have a responsibility to uphold and maintain the highest standards of integrity in study, research, instruction, and evaluation; as well as adhering to the Honor Code.

University of South Carolina Honor Code

It is the responsibility of every student at the University of South Carolina Columbia to adhere steadfastly to truthfulness and to avoid dishonesty, fraud, or deceit of any type in connection with any academic program. Any student who violates this Honor Code or who knowingly assists another to violate this Honor Code shall be subject to discipline.

The Law School and Medical School have a long-standing history of high academic integrity standards grounded in the ethical obligations of their professions. As such, the Medical School and Law School may adopt procedural rules different from procedures set forth in this current code, but should still report any results to the Office of Academic Integrity.