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Citation & Writing Guide: Academic Integrity

This Guide is intended to help students with various aspects of the general writing process from citation and formatting in both APA and MLA , Grammar, Plagiarism.

What is Academic Integrity?

The International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI) defines academic integrity as a commitment by academic communities to the six core values of:

  • Honesty
  • Trust
  • Fairness
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Courage


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Academic Integrity Policy at EGCC

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The text below is from the EGCC Catalog and can also be found on the EGCC Policies webpage.


Student integrity and academic honesty are an integral part of the College’s academic standard, academic quality, and a foundation for our society.

The College will not tolerate the breach of this integrity through cheating, plagiarism, or other forms of academic dishonesty. Faculty and staff will take precautions to prevent academic dishonesty, but it is also the student’s joint responsibility to report known infractions to any College employee. Infractions impact the final grade/GPA of all students as well as the reputation of the College and the value of the degree earned. Confirmed violations may result in a failing grade on an assignment(s) or in the course(s).

Repeated incidents of academic dishonesty or a flagrant single offense may warrant action beyond a failing grade in the course.

Offenses which may warrant additional disciplinary action including disciplinary probation, professional probation, suspension, or expulsion, include the following:

  1. Cheating, plagiarism, or other forms of academic dishonesty, including the use, without permission, of tests or other academic material belonging to a member of the college faculty or staff.
  2. Furnishing false information to the College with intent to deceive.
  3. Forgery, alteration or misuse of College documents, records, or identification cards.
  4. Misuse of computer privileges, including unauthorized use of software, an account number, password, program or file. (See Computer Use Policy)

The student may appeal any actions affecting enrollment or grade using the Student Complaints/Appeals Process described in the EGCC Catalog.

Students should read and be familiar with the Academic Honesty and Student Integrity Policy. Students will be held accountable for all of the requirements in the Academic Honesty and Student Integrity Policy.


To learn more about EGCC Academic Policies, visit this webpage.