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Academic Integrity and Honesty

The department is committed to bringing our best available resources to bear on students’ training and socialization as a sociologist. Excellence in research and scholarship demands high standards of integrity and honesty. Academic dishonesty in any form is not tolerated. Purdue University provides the following definition and examples of academic dishonesty:

“The commitment of acts of cheating, lying and deceit of any of their diverse forms (such as the use ghost written papers, the use of substitutes for taking examinations, the use of illegal crib notes, plagiarism, and copying during examinations) … knowingly to aid and abet, directly or indirectly, other parties in committing dishonest acts” (See University Regulations, Part 5).

Purdue University is committed to establishing and maintaining the best possible research environment. All graduate students should read Executive Memorandum III.A.2, Policy on Research Misconduct.  Students are also encouraged to attend Graduate School workshops on the responsible conduct of research. Visit the Graduate School website for a workshop schedule and additional resources.