International Day of Action Against Contract Cheating

The seventh annual International Day of Action Against Contract Cheating occurred on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. Contract cheating is a form of academic dishonesty where students get academic work completed on their behalf, which they then submit for academic credit as if they created it themselves. Some examples of contract cheating include using Chegg, Course Hero, or other websites to get answers to questions you are supposed to answer on your own, getting work from friends who have taken the class before, and copying a friend's work, to name a few.

Whiteboard Pledges

We asked our students to explain one of the following: why they don't cheat, what integrity means, why academic integrity is important, and why they stand for academic integrity. Take a look at some of their responses.

Student holding a whiteboard that says "I don't cheat because...".

Caleb Nickens

"I don't cheat because... I value learning."

-Caleb Nickens, Civil Engineering Graduate Student

Student holding a whiteboard that says "I stand for academic integrity because...".

Simone Brock

"I stand for academic integrity because... education is hard work that should be rewarded."

-Simone Brock, Psychology & Sociology

Student holding whiteboard that says "I stand for academic integrity because...".

Unnati Agarwal

"I stand for academic integrity because... I don't want to mess up the class average (and I am honest)."

-Unnati Agarwal, Biomedical Engeineering

Student holding a whiteboard that says "Academic integrity is important because...".

Bianca Taylor

"Academic integrity is important because... I have goals and I don't want anything to get in the way of that."

-Bianca Taylor, Psychology

Female student holding a whiteboard that says "Integrity means...".

Xinyi Zheng

"Integrity means... being responsible and diligent with your work."

-Xinyi Zheng, Psychology

Female student holding a whiteboard that says "Integrity means...".

Aditi Patel

"Integrity means... trusting yourself to do the right thing."

-Aditi Patel, Biological Sciences

Student holding whiteboard that says "Academic integrity is important because...".

Ira Huber

"Academic integrity is important because... I want to know that I earned my grades."

-Ira Huber, Neuroscience

Student holding a whiteboard that says "I don't cheat because...".

Emily Tait

"I don't cheat because... it is the wrong thing to do!!!"

-Emily Tait, Psychology into Pre Med

Student holding a whiteboard that says "I don't cheat because...".

Grace Boyd

"I don't cheat because... I won't actually learn anything."

-Grace Boyd, Exercise Science

Female student holding a whiteboard that says "I don't cheat because...".

Kyrah Milfort

"I don't cheat because... my reputation and the reputation of others are at stake!"

-Kyrah Milfort, Law and Political Science

Student holding a white board that says "I don't cheat because...".

Andrew Allen

"I don't cheat because... I value learning over grades."

-Andrew Allen, Biomedical Engineering

Student holding a whiteboard that says "I don't cheat because...".

Cornell Evans

"I don't cheat because... it won't help me learn!"

-Cornell Evans, Business

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