Office of the Associate Provost

Jeffery Osgood
Philips Memorial Hall
Room 008
700 South High Street
West Chester, PA 19383

Academic Integrity

West Chester University is dedicated to holding its academic community to the highest standards of academic integrity.  To that end, students cannot claim ignorance when it comes to such violations as plagiarism, cheating, and academic misconduct, and must equip themselves with tools to avoid such violations. 

“I didn’t mean to cheat” or “I didn’t realize that was plagiarism,” are not excuses that will be acceptable to faculty members on campus.


For complete information on violations of academic integrity, penalties, sanctions, and hearing procedures, please refer to the Undergraduate Catalog (for undergrads) or the Graduate Catalog (for grads). 


For tips on avoiding plagiarism, citing sources properly, and other helpful information, please refer to Plagiarism: Sharing or Stealing Information on the Library Services site.  There you will find:

For questions on intellectual property (including questions on copyright), please refer to Library Services' Research Guide on Intellectual Property.

Faculty and Staff Members: click here for Academic Integrity Violation Reports.