Student Handbook - INTRODUCTION

All members of the Xavier University community are motivated and inspired by Xavier’s Jesuit and Ignatian traditions. These traditions ask us all to see knowledge and engagement through this lens. As such, these policies and procedures reflect these attributes and are guided by the spirit of these traditions and heritage. Additionally, the language of the policy and the procedures for reporting and addressing issues of academic integrity are designed to be clear and accessible, with the goal of providing consistency and transparency for all, both students, staff, and faculty. 

The pursuit of truth demands high standards of personal honesty. Academic and professional life requires a trust based upon integrity of the written and spoken word. Accordingly, violations of academic integrity will not be tolerated at Xavier University. These include cheating, plagiarism, the falsification of records for academic gain, collusion, copyright infringement, or abuse of physical or intellectual property.