At Furman, academic integrity is a serious matter. As university policy 121.5
states, "academic integrity is the foundation of the academic enterprise and essential both to the validity of the educational process and to the healthy functioning of the learning community." Accordingly, all members of the Furman community are responsible for understanding Furman's expectations, policies, and procedures regarding integrity in academic work, as well as for promoting and exemplifying the fundamental values of academic integrity: honesty, trust, respect, fairness, and responsibility ("The Fundamental Values of Academic Integrity," The Center for Academic Integrity
, Duke University, October 1999).
These values are reflected in the Integrity Pledge written by student leaders and endorsed by the student body in fall 2009. The purpose of the pledge is to integrate these ideals within the Furman community and solidify them within a pledge that is visible throughout the community. For additional information about the Integrity Pledge please read the FAQ
It is the desire of Furman University to unite its members in a collective commitment to integrity. In so doing, Furman University strives to teach its members to live lives of humility, respect, and responsibility. Therefore, it is the expectation that all members of the Furman University community will conduct themselves with integrity in all endeavors. In honoring these values and ideals as Furman University's foundation, it is with utmost faithfulness and dignity that I will subscribe to them.
This web site is intended as a resource for faculty and students alike as they strive to foster and uphold the values of this learning community. Because students bear the ultimate responsibility for behaving with integrity in their academic work, it is especially vital that they review this site carefully to learn more about what constitutes academic misconduct and how they can prevent it from occurring, as well as to familiarize themselves with Furman's adjudication process for disputed allegations of academic misconduct (see policy 190.6
For additional information about academic integrity at Furman, contact the Associate Academic Dean.