Academic Integrity

Academic integrity, n.: the process of maintaining honesty about ideas and their sources, and avoiding behaviors such as cheating on tests, plagiarizing papers, falsifying data.

Academic integrity is a primary value for any institution of higher education. Cheating on tests, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty and misconduct are completely unacceptable, especially at Villanova which prides itself on its commitment to the Augustinian values of truth, unity, and love.

Villanova University maintains an Academic Integrity Gateway to provide students with an understanding of the code of academic integrity, procedures and the penalties associated with academic integrity violations. The Academic Integrity Gateway is found on the Falvey Memorial Library’s website:

Villanova University’s Code of Academic Integrity and detailed procedures for appeals are found on the University’s website: