Winners of the academic integrity awards for 2022-2023 year. From left to right: Oliver Kennedy, Sarahmonda Pryzbala, David Emannuel Gray, David Salac, and Kaeleigh Peri.

Photo: Douglas Levere

In recognition that academic integrity is the foundational value of all teaching, learning, and research efforts, the University at Buffalo seeks to recognize those individuals who help to elevate this important value at our institution. While all members of our UB community are expected to uphold integrity standards, this recognition is reserved for those who set an example for others in their commitment to integrity.

At the conclusion of each spring semester, in conjunction with National Honesty Day on April 30, the Office of Academic Integrity will recognize individuals or groups who have gone above and beyond their duty to promote and enhance our culture of integrity at UB during the past academic year. 

A committee with representation from faculty, students, the Office of Academic Integrity, the Graduate School, Undergraduate Education and the Faculty Senate, will select winners.


Any member or unit of the UB community is eligible and may be nominated (or self-nominated) for this recognition. Nominations will be accepted in the following categories:

  • Faculty/staff.
  • Students.
  • Programs, departments or schools.

Nominees will be accepted in any category, but all categories might not be recognized every year.   


Nominations can be submitted anytime throughout the academic year. The nomination deadline for the 2023-24 awards is March 15, 2024. Nominations received after March 15 will be considered for the following year’s award process. An awards ceremony will be held each year to honor the winners.

Nomination Process

Submit nominations directly to the Office of Academic Integrity using the nomination form. The form prompts nominators for the following information and more: 

  • Nominator name and email address.
  • Nominee name, department and title.
  • A description of your relationship to the nominee.
  • A short narrative describing how the nominee meets one or more of the nomination criteria.
  • Any other relevant information.

In addition, nominators may upload a formal recommendation letter.

Nomination Criteria

Candidates for this award might show their commitment to integrity in the UB community in any of the following ways:

  • Modeling academic integrity for others in overt and meaningful ways.
  • Demonstrating commitment to integrity through new initiatives, research or outreach.
  • Acting with courage in confronting academic dishonesty.
  • Upholding academic integrity standards beyond typical expectations.