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Academic Integrity

Cultural differences concerning academic integrity can vary. Here, you can learn more about academic integrity and understand the expectations placed upon you as a student in a U.S. classroom.

Cultural differences regarding academic integrity include:

  • valuing sources as the authority and believing there is no need to cite the author when using their words

  • the notion that using an author’s own words is a form of respect

  • the importance of helping a fellow student in need

Click to review the Texas State Honor Code


What is academic integrity?

Academic integrity is the moral code or ethical policy of academia. It is the set of rules that all of us live by to make sure we are getting the best education possible.


Avoiding/Recognizing Plagiarism

Academic honesty is expected of all students, in exams, papers, academic transactions and records.

Review the links below to learn more about plagiarism and how to avoid it:


Consequences of Academic Misconduct

The consequences of committing academic dishonesty depends on the scope of the infraction, the manner in which the infraction occurred, the assignment and recommendations from the professor or college.


Come and Learn More about Academic Integrity

Attend an Academic Success Workshop: Click here

In collaboration with the International Office, The Graduate College is pleased to announce a two-part workshop geared specifically towards international graduate students.

  • Part I will provide information regarding the academic etiquette within the framework of the U.S. higher education system and will address faculty expectations in a panel featuring members of the Texas State faculty. 
  • Part II will explore cultural adjustment with a student panel of current students. 

Review Past Workshop Presentation: Click here