Hodges University adheres to the International Center for Academic Integrity’s (https://academicintegrity.org/) definition of academic integrity as the commitment to certain core values: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, and responsibility. The Hodges Student Handbook,(https://webadvisor.hodges.edu/aa_pdfs/CUR_handbook.pdf), Chapter 4.2.2 (2022) describes Academic Integrity as follows:
Hodges University adheres to the International Center for Academic Integrity’s definition of academic integrity as the commitment to certain core values: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, and responsibility.
Honesty: The quest for truth and knowledge requires intellectual and personal honesty in learning, teaching, research and service.
Trust: Academic Institutions must foster a climate of mutual trust in order to stimulate the free exchange of ideas.
Fairness: Treat students, faculty and staff according to HU standards and policies, administered in an impartial manner.
Respect: Foster an environment that enables honest and open communication, free from harassment and intimidation; where alternative points of view are treated with consideration, and the diversity of our academic community is appreciated; and where the work of others is acknowledged through the proper identification of sources.
Responsibility: All members of the university community are held accountable for their work and actions. Academically dishonest behavior is not tolerated and is viewed as a breach of community ethical standards.
Any form of academic dishonesty violates these core values, undermines the value of grades for the entire student body and negatively impacts the University’s reputation as an institution of academic excellence and integrity. For these reasons, the University does not tolerate any form of academic dishonesty during the time the student enters the University from undergraduate through graduate studies. The goal of the faculty, administration, and student body is to graduate men and women of integrity (pp. 26-30).