Academic Integrity

academic integrity, n.: the process of maintaining honesty about ideas and their sources, and avoiding behaviors such as cheating on tests, plagiarizing papers, falsifying data.

Academic integrity is a primary value for any institution of higher education. Cheating on tests, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty and misconduct are completely unacceptable, especially at Villanova which prides itself on its commitment to the Augustinian values of truth, unity, and love.

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Faculty should submit a violation using the Report a Violation of the Academic Integrity Code in MyNOVA.  The link to the form can be found at:  Report a Violation of the Academic Integrity Code | MyNova (

Villanova University is a member of the Center for Academic Integrity. Please visit their website for more information on Academic Integrity in general.

The Office of Academic Affairs and Falvey Library collaborated to create the Academic Integrity Gateway, a website with information about academic integrity and avoiding plagiarism. Faculty and students are encouraged to visit the Gateway, complete the interactive quiz, and use the web site as resource for writing papers.

Individuals with questions about academic integrity may contact:

Alice Dailey, PhD
Professor of English
Chair, Board of Academic Integrity
Villanova University
800 E. Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085-1699
Tel. 610-519-5929