Academic Integrity at U of T  

Acting with integrity at university means doing your own work, not seeking credit for work you didn’t do yourself, and not trying to get ahead unfairly or at the expense of other students. Put another way, having academic integrity means ‘not cheating.’

As a U of T student, you have so many free academic resources available to you. If you have questions about any of your courses, reach out to your instructor or TA. It’s never a sign of weakness to ask for help here.  And if you’re behind on your work, consider asking for an extension or even submitting your assignment late– those are always better options than cheating, which can result in serious penalties like suspensions.  

To learn more about risky situations that might qualify as academic offences, and for videos, tipsheets and tools, visit