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Academic Integrity

Integrity Matters

Academic integrity in its best form involves upholding the principles and expectations of doing one’s own work and giving credit to others for theirs. Academic integrity strengthens the educational environment by valuing original work and providing a fair environment for all students.


Baruch College Academic Honesty Policy:
Baruch College expects that students will give credit to the proper sources for their work, meet their professors’ expectations when doing group work, and prepare for and take examinations without the assistance of prohibited sources or tools.

Penalties for academic dishonesty may include academic sanctions, such as failing the course(s) in question or otherwise receiving reduced grades, and/or disciplinary sanctions, which include suspension or expulsion from the institution. To review the College’s specific policies and sanctions, please visit:

CUNY Policy on Academic Integrity:
Baruch’s policies are a reflection of the expectations set forth by the City University of New York. Check here to review the CUNY Academic Integrity policies (PDF).

Avoiding Academic Dishonesty:
There are several strategies students should use to avoid plagiarism and cheating, and to maintain academic integrity in group projects.

How to Report Academic Integrity Violations:

Please use this link ( to report any concerns of academic integrity violations. Please be prepared to provide information on the accused student, and any relevant information or evidence regarding your concerns. Download the Guide for Submitting an Academic Integrity Report (text version of the guide).

See the list of resources on academic integrity for both students and faculty, and learn the Bearcat Commitment.

For further information on matters relating to Academic Integrity, contact Dr. Annie Virkus-Estrada in the Office of the Dean of Students at (646) 312-4570, Room 3-175, Newman Vertical Campus.