Academic Integrity

Your EAP instructors (as well as advisors, tutors, mentors, and other people at CSU) will teach you how to follow rules for academic integrity.  We want you to understand how important academic integrity is.

In particular, they will teach you about paraphrasing and citing information from other sources.


American universities, including CSU, will discipline cheating or any other form of academic dishonesty by giving zero grades for assignments, lowering grades for classes, or removing a student from the university.  These disciplinary actions have happened to Pathway students and CSU students.

Students are responsible for knowing all the rules—both academic and social—that govern their conduct while enrolled at CSU.

Academic misconduct includes (but is not limited to): cheating, plagiarism, unauthorized possession or disposition of academic materials, falsification, or facilitation of acts of misconduct.

Plagiarism includes the copying of language, structure, images, ideas, or thoughts of others, as well as re-submitting work in class that you already submitted in another class.

  • Do not copy homework from classmates, friends or the Internet.
  • Do not copy text from books, magazines or the Internet.
  • Do not submit homework or projects that someone else did.
  • Do not cheat on exams.
  • Do not talk or pass objects between yourself and classmates during an exam (even pencils and erasers).

If you want to know whether you are following the rules for academic integrity, ask your instructors, your tutors, your mentors and your Pathway advisors.  We all want you to succeed at CSU, but you must do it honestly.

For more information, view CSU’s Student Conduct Code.