Academic Integrity

At Hawai‘i Pacific University, students are expected to act in ways that demonstrate respect, honor, and integrity. When submitting academic work, students must abide by the Academic Integrity policy. This site is available to help student understand the policy and avoid academic dishonesty.

HPU’s Academic Integrity policy states that any act of academic dishonesty will incur a penalty up to and including expulsion from the University. A student, who cheats on an academic exercise, lends unauthorized assistance to others, or who hands in a completed assignment that is not his or her work will be sanctioned. The term “academic exercise” includes all forms of work submitted either electronically or on paper for points, grade, or credit.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • What constitutes cheating?
  • What is plagiarism?
  • What other types of academic misconducts are there?
  • What happens if I have been accused of violating the Academic Integrity policy?
  • I have been unfairly treated in my coursework. How do I file an academic grievance report?  
  • Where can I get assistance to help me with my work?
  • Who can I talk to at HPU to answer my questions or address my concerns?