Academic Integrity

The UCSB Student Conduct Code exists to support the highest standards of social and academic behavior and ensure an environment conducive to student learning. It is expected that students attending the University of California, Santa Barbara understand and subscribe to the ideal of academic integrity, and are willing to bear individual responsibility for their work. Any submission that fulfills an academic requirement must represent a student’s original work. Any act of academic dishonesty will subject a person to University disciplinary action.

It is the responsibility of each student to know the campus rules regarding academic misconduct. More information on how to uphold academic integrity can be found in the sidebar.

Preamble to the UCSB Campus Regulations

“In order to carry on its work of teaching, research, and public service, the University has an obligation to maintain conditions under which the work of its members—the faculty, students and staff—can go forward freely, in accordance with the highest standards of excellence, institutional integrity, and freedom of expression, and with full recognition by all concerned of the rights and privileges, as well as the responsibilities, of those who compose the University community.

These Campus Regulations address the rights and responsibilities of members of the University community as well as others while on University property. These Campus Regulations also address the responsibilities of students as defined herein and provide University-wide standards for implementing regulations as a means of sustaining this community.

Each member of this campus shares the responsibility of maintaining this unique community so that the University’s mission of teaching, research, and public service can be achieved.”

- UCSB Campus Regulations

Reporting Academic Misconduct

Academic misconduct can be reported at Or you can report academic misconduct anonymously via the below webform.

Report academic misconduct anonymously: