Academic Integrity

Ensuring the work you do is your own

Each class you take, exam you write and assignment you complete will have different rules depending on the instructor. But no matter what you are required to do in order to earn your degree, Dalhousie University expects all students to be responsible learners, which means that you will complete assignments yourself and acknowledge sources of information and ideas when they are not your own, among other things.   

We can help, with information on Plagarism & Cheating including what it means and what the consequences are. You'll also find Student Resources for help with citing methods and more and Faculty Resources including ideas about how to prevent and detect plagarism.


The University Senate is responsible for setting academic regulations. The following documents will provide further insight into the processes in place to support adacemic integrity.

Download the Discipline Flow Chart [PDF - 123 kB]

Faculty Discipline Process

The Faculty Discipline Process deals with students who are suspected of having committed an academic offense.

Download the 2011/12 Annual Report on Faculty Discipline Process [PDF - 73 kB]
Find archived annual reports on Faculty Discipline Process.

Senate Discipline Committee

The Senate Discipline Committee considers all allegations of academic offences that are not resolved by Faculty Academic Integrity Officers and all breaches of the Code of Student Conduct that are not resolved informally through the Office of the Vice-President, Student Services.

Download the 2011/12 Annual Report from Senate Discipline Committee [PDF - 111 kB]
Find archived annual reports from the Senate Discipline Committee.