Don’t be a bystander. Speak up and out against cheating.

If you’re aware of cheating (academic misconduct or integrity violations) at UCSD, it is your ethical obligation to speak out and up against it because we cannot create and promote a culture of integrity if community members remain silent.

Students

If you see cheating or are asked to participate in cheating, you have the following options:

  • Just say "NO"! Sometimes saying no to a peer is difficult, but saying no will help your friend in the long-term. Redirect your friends to ethical alternatives
  • Tell your TA or Instructor what you've seen/observed.
  • Tell the Academic Integrity Office (aio@ucsd.edu) what you've seen/observed.
  • If you wish to submit a report without identifying yourself, you can complete and submit the Stand Up for Integrity Report or call the toll-free, independent Whistleblower Hotline, (877) 319-0265.

Faculty

If you suspect cheating in one of your classes, Senate policy requires that you report the suspicion to the AI Office.

REPORT USING THIS ONLINE FORM - Report Form

For guidance on how to respond to cheating, see the Guidelines for Faculty and Instructional Support.

Instructional Assistants

Teaching Assistants, Tutors and Readers should always bring to the course instructor or AI Office any suspicions that an academic integrity violation has occurred or is occurring.

For guidance on how to respond to cheating, see the Guidelines for Faculty and Instructional Support.