Talk about integrity.
- When you join a study group, make sure that everyone is on the same page about the ground rules for working together with integrity. Go over the syllabus or assignment rules with your study group, or even suggest creating a code of ethics for the study group!
- When someone asks you to do something that violates integrity, speak up! Say something like “you know that I value integrity, so please don’t ask me to do that”.
- If you are a campus leader (e.g., in a student organization, student council, pre-professional frat), have your group talk about integrity, create a code of ethics for the group, or invite in guest speakers to talk about the importance of ethics and integrity for your group or your group’s goals (e.g., in the profession).
You’ll see violations of academic integrity that a faculty member can’t see (outside and inside of class), so it IS your responsibility to report these violations in order to protect your own integrity, as well as the integrity and reputation of UCSD and your degree. We cannot excel with integrity if violations of integrity go unaddressed. So, if you see something, do something.