West Chester University is dedicated to holding its academic community to the highest standards of academic integrity. To that end, students must equip themselves with tools to avoid such violations as plagiarism, cheating, and academic misconduct.
For complete information on violations of academic integrity, penalties, sanctions, and hearing procedures, please refer to the Undergraduate Catalog or the Graduate Catalog.
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:
- A short video on plagiarism;
- Articles on plagiarism;
- Helpful external resources, including the acclaimed Purdue Online Writing Lab;
- A plagiarism tutorial from Indiana State University; and
- Other useful readings and information.