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What is Cornell's Code of Academic Integrity?

The Code of Academic Integrity sets out Cornell's policy regarding plagiarism and other academic integrity offenses, including cheating on exams and fabricating research data. It is available as a booklet from all college advising offices and online at Every student is responsible for reading and abiding by the rules in the Code.

The Code sets out a set of principles that govern how people behave as members of an academic community. These principles bind students, faculty, and staff to doing all their own work honestly and respecting the work of others. Only by observing and enforcing the Code can members of the University community do the business of learning, teaching, and research.