Missouri State University

Academic Integrity


"Integrity starts with I"

Academic Integrity is a cornerstone of Missouri State University. The University is strongly committed to the practice of ethical values by administration, faculty, staff, and students. Integrity is a daily choice that each individual must make. The Missouri State University community provides resources so that members of the student body are made aware of the ethical standards, so that they can make informed choices concerning the Missouri State University Student Code of Conduct and Academic Integrity Policies and Procedures.  Adherence to these policies is expected from all members of Missouri State University's academic community. Missouri State University believes that exercising standards of integrity is part of a complete education.

Student Organization

AIMSO (Academic Integrity Matters Student Organization) is a student-led organization committed to fostering a spirit of ethical values throughout the Missouri State Campus. For more information please contact Dr. Swearingen at BeckySwearingen@MissouriState.edu or AIMSO President, Katie Stinnett, at Stinnett99@live.missouristate.edu.

"If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don't have integrity, nothing else matters."                         -Alan K. Simpson

"Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest."                            -Mark Twain


Spring Academic Integrity Events

The Academic Integrity Council and Academic Integrity Matters Student Organization (AIM SO) announce that they are hosting two academic integrity events during National ANTI-Plagiarism Week.

The first event, "Write the 'Right' Way" will be held on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 in the PSU Theater from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Ann Fuhrman and Michael Frizell will be presenting with the Academic Integrity Graduate Assistant on how to conduct research, write a paper, and avoid any allegations of plagiarism.

The second event, "How to Use Social Media Ethically" will be held on Thursday, April 24, 2014 in the PSU Theater from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Members of the Academic Integrity Council and AIM SO will be discussing with the audience ways in which students can use social media as a study tool without cheating, facilitating cheating, or plagiarizing.

We hope these events, scheduled just in time for students to prepare for finals, will help provide support in the area of academic integrity.