Take the Pledge
The Excel with Integrity pledge affirms the UC San Diego commitment to excel with integrity both on and off campus, in academic, professional, and research endeavors. According to the International Center for Academic Integrity, academic integrity means having the courage to uphold honesty, fairness, responsibility, respect & trust even when difficult.
Creating work with integrity is important because otherwise we are misrepresenting our knowledge and abilities and the University is falsely certifying our accomplishments.
And when this happens, the UCSD degree loses its value and we''ve all wasted our time and talents!