Academic Integrity Week

Mississippi State University will host its second annual Academic Integrity Week October 28, 2013 – November 2, 2013. Promoting academic integrity involves much more than only adjudicating cases of alleged academic dishonesty. It also requires an institutional-wide effort to promote integrity through preventive programming as well as providing students with remediation steps to deter future academic dishonesty violations. The purpose of Academic Integrity Week is to encourage ethical behavior by conducting educational programs that promote honesty and integrity both inside and outside of the classroom.

Monday, October 28, 2013

10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Drill Field

Academic Integrity Week Kick Off: Informational Booth

Come join the Student Honor Code Office, DayOne Leadership Students, and the Academic Integrity Week Planning Committee on the Drill Field. Student leaders will volunteer their time from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on the Drill Field in an effort to raise the awareness about the Student Honor Code, Academic Integrity Week, and to encourage students to be honest both inside and outside of the classroom. They will be distributing information that highlights the definitions of academic dishonesty, the sanctions for committing academic dishonesty, common myths associated with academic dishonesty, as well as tips for avoiding academic dishonesty. They will also be giving away prizes to students who come by the booth.

5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.
McCool Hall, Taylor Auditorium

Movie Night: The Emperor's Club

This movie is centered on a dedicated professor who constantly reminds his students that, “A man’s character is his fate.” The professor strives to instill in his students the importance of honor and integrity both inside and outside of the classroom. His teachings are tested when one of his students cheats in a school-wide annual competition. Several years later, the former student cheats as a successful business man and politician. The former student then learns that cutting corners, failing to prepare, and cheating does not pay off in school or life. This movie demonstrates how failing to have honor and integrity can impact one’s family, school, and career.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

11:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Student Support Services

Student Support Services Luncheon

The staff of the Student Honor Code Office will have lunch with the students who participate in the TRIO program. The Director of the Student Honor Code Office will discuss the importance of living with honor and integrity. **This event requires an invitation to attend. **

12:30 p.m.- 1:30 p.m.
Mitchell Memorial Library, Presentation Room 1405

Caught in the Act: Prevent Cheating in Your Class

The Center for Teaching and Learning and the Center for Distance Education will host a session to discuss strategies that can encourage ethical behavior in your class.

3:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Mitchell Memorial Library, Presentation Room, First Floor

Relationship Success 101: Integrity

Character and integrity are often tested in day-to-day interactions and decisions. Success in relationships and in life requires that you recognize the choice-points that challenge your integrity. Student Counseling Services will host this interactive workshop ready to dispute common myths, identify personal boundaries, and develop your personal brand of integrity.

4:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Templeton Athletic Academic Center

Respect The Code: Academic Integrity within the Office of Athletic Academics

The Department of Athletic Academic Support Services will host this presentation to cover the importance of departmental academic integrity as it relates to student-athletes, tutorial services and compliance with MSU, SEC, and NCAA policies. Bracky Brett will be the keynote speaker.  There will also be a drawing for two tickets to the Miss. State vs. Ole Miss Football game for all faculty who attend.

6:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
Oak Hall, 3rd Floor Classroom


Cheater is a game designed to figure out who a cheater is in a situation. It is a lot like the game that many people have played called "mafia." In the game, participants will be given a particular role. The participants will then interact with one another and through a series of interactions; the participants will guess who the cheater is and whose paper they have been cheating off of. This is an exciting activity in which we will discuss cheating on a college campus presented by the National Residence Hall Honorary Organization of MSU.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

12:00 p.m- 1:00 p.m.
Colvard Student Union, Foster Ballroom U

Student Honor Code Council Faculty Appreciation Luncheon

The Student Honor Code Office will host a special luncheon to honor faculty council members who have generously donated their time to serve on the Student Honor Code Council. **Open to HCC members only. **

1:30 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.
94 President’s Circle, The MSU Writing Center

Writing for Success

Trained staff members will talk to students about strategies for improving writing, and will provide information about the various resources that The Writing Center offers. All participants will have the chance to enter two drawings for gift cards to Barnes & Noble and Starbucks. Both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty and staff, are encouraged to attend. This event is also co-sponsored with the English Department.

2:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.
Montgomery Hall 331

Job Search/Workplace Ethics

Can you "round up" your GPA on your resume? Just how much can you 'beef up' your experience in an interview? What do you do if you get multiple job offers from employers? Through real-life scenarios, interactive polling, and group discussion, the Career Center will provide students with the ins and outs of navigating a job search in an ethical way, then maintaining those high standards in the workplace.

3:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Moseley Hall, 4th Floor

Ice Cream and Integrity

The Office of Student Leadership will invite a leader from the MSU/Starkville community to speak on building a career around integrity. MSU students will be provided with an opportunity to see what integrity looks like beyond college. It is our hope to encourage students to start building a foundation of integrity today in the academic setting. Ice cream will be served.

3:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Online Workshop

Research Ethics and the Graduate Student

This session discusses issues related to ethical research and is hosted by MSU Libraries. Topics covered include avoiding plagiarism, the ethical use of data and the MSU Honor Code. This session is ONLINE ONLY; prior registration is required by this link:

5:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Colvard Student Union, First Floor

Honor The Code Scavenger Hunt

How much do you know about the Honor Code? Participate in this Scavenger Hunt around campus to test your knowledge, to learn new facts, and to earn cool prizes.  This event is sponsored by the Student Honor Code Office and the DayOne Leadership program.

6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
McCool Hall 109

NPHC’s Study Hall

The National Pan-Hellenic Council is hosting a study hall open to all students. This study hall will highlight some common Honor Code Violations when studying or working in groups.

6:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
McCool Hall 100

“Did You Know?” Jeopardy Edition

In order to inform students about having academic integrity and what it means to be a student of honor in an engaging way, the MSU Collegiate Chapter of the NAACP will host a Jeopardy themed game show. This is a fun way to stress the importance of being a student of morality.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

12:00 p.m.- 1:30 p.m.
Colvard Student Union, Second Floor, Holmes Cultural Diversity Center

Pizza, Popcorn & a Film

Students are invited to stop by the Holmes Cultural Diversity Center's new lounge area to watch the film, “The Cheating Crisis” from the 2007 ABC News Primetime report which highlighted the emerging cheating epidemic across American colleges and universities which took the educational community by storm and opened up the door for dialogue on academic integrity.

12:00 p.m.- 1:30 p.m.
Allen Hall 246, Lab A

Manage Your Time: Maintain Your Integrity by Avoiding the Pitfalls of Poor Academic Performance

The Learning Center will host this event of which participants will analyze their use of time and identify ways to create balance in their lives. This session is free to all MSU students and seating is limited. Free academic planners will be given to the participants.

3:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Fowlkes Auditorium

Responsible Conduct of Research Roundtable

Ralph Powe Research Award recipients and faculty experts will discuss the importance of responsible conduct of research. Graduate students are especially encouraged to attend. This event is sponsored by the Office of the Graduate School

3:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Online Workshop

Keeping It Honest! Avoiding Plagiarism in Your Papers

MSU Libraries present this session which discusses research practices and strategies that can help you avoid plagiarizing sources in your paper. This session is ONLINE ONLY; prior registration is required by this link:

Friday, November 1, 2013

10:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.
Colvard Student Union, Room 329

Integrity, Accountability, and Respect: What Would You Do?

The office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion will host an event that focuses on values that relate to Academic Integrity Week and to make a connection with how those values influence our campus' efforts to promote diversity and inclusion.

12:00 p.m.- 1:30 p.m.
Mitchell Memorial Library Presentation Room 1405

Preventing and Reporting Academic Misconduct

This presentation will discuss the reasons why students engage in academic misconduct and pedagogical strategies that faculty can use in order to create a culture that discourages academic misconduct.  Further, the session will focus on how the Student Honor Code Office can assist faculty before and after an alleged student honor code violation. 

3:30 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Giles Hall, Robert and Freda Harrison Auditorium

Plagiarism in Design

This symposium will discuss common interests, concerns, and issues regarding plagiarism in design and the visual arts. Discussions will also include how designers think, "research," and produce work. Representatives from the School of Architecture, Department of Art, Interior Design Program, and Department of Landscape Architecture will serve on the panel. David Lewis, interim director of the Building Construction Science Program, will serve as moderator.

Contact Us

Phone: 662.325.9151
Fax: 662.325.3699

Mailing Address
Student Honor Code Office
Mississippi State University
1st Floor YMCA Building
P.O. Box DS
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Mail Stop 9515

Office Hours:
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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