Academic Integrity

The College of Engineering takes academic integrity very seriously; integrity is one of the key values of our University. It's important that you understand your obligation to maintain your personal academic integrity and report violations of the University's academic integrity policy when you see them.

According to Penn State University Faculty Senate Policy 49-20:

Academic integrity is the pursuit of scholarly activity in an open, honest and responsible manner. Academic integrity is a basic guiding principle for all academic activity at The Pennsylvania State University, and all members of the University community are expected to act in accordance with this principle. Consistent with this expectation, the University’s Code of Conduct states that all students should act with personal integrity, respect other students’ dignity, rights and property, and help create and maintain an environment in which all can succeed through the fruits of their efforts.

You are encouraged to review the procedures and sanctions related to the University's academic integrity policy - and work to maintain the highest level of integrity and expect the same from others.

Also, the syllabus for each of your Penn State classes is required to have a statement regarding the instructor's course policy for academic integrity.

For more information about academic integrity in the College of Engineering, contact Lori Pifer, Office of Student Support Services, at or 814-867-6231.



The Engineering Advising Center (EAC) serves as the academic advising resource for students in pre-major status (ENGR) at University Park. Once students have been admitted to a College of Engineering major, they will be assigned to a faculty adviser in that major.

Engineering Advising Center

208 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-863-1033