Academic integrity

Everyone in our university community is expected to uphold the values of academic honesty and integrity.

These values are documented in our Academic Integrity policy.

Upholding the policy means you need to:

  • think for yourself
  • do your own academic work
  • do your own learning
  • avoid plagiarism

Avoiding plagiarism

Plagiarism is the act of presenting the ideas or works of another as one's own.

If you use any information, words or ideas that someone else wrote, you must give credit to the original author.

This is easier than it sounds. You just need to follow a few rules:

  • cite all sources used
  • use in-text citations even if you're paraphrasing another person's work
  • include a list of references or a bibliography
  • follow guidelines for referencing

Consult the Writing Centre if you are unsure of how to accurately cite any source.

What not to do

The following things go against the principles of academic integrity that we strive for at Royal Roads.

Our Academic Integrity policy outlines that you must not:

  • plagiarize
  • submit false or misrepresented information
  • purchase papers or have someone else do your work for you
  • fail to disclose conflicts of interest
  • fail to comply with university policies
  • fail to acknowledge authorship
  • intentionally misuse funds
  • sell or allow others to copy your work
  • improperly cite material
  • submit the same or similar work for more than one assignment or class except with express permission

It's your learning, and it's your responsibility to follow guidelines for academic conduct.

Find out more in Royal Roads' Academic Integrity policy.