Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a critical issue for all students and professors in the academic community. All new students are required to attend a session during SHA orientation that familiarizes them with the Code of Academic Integrity. Students are expected to follow the code and understand that the faculty and administration of the School of Hotel Administration take academic-integrity violations very seriously.

The code’s introduction presents broad principles that should help students conduct themselves honorably:

“Absolute integrity is expected of every Cornell student in all academic undertakings. . . Academic integrity is expected not only in formal course work but in all university relationships and interactions connected to the educational process, including the use of university resources. . . A student’s submission of work for academic credit indicates that the work is the student’s own. . .”

A student who has been found guilty of violating the code may receive a penalty that ranges from the loss of points on a specific assignment to expulsion from the university. Moreover, no student who has been found guilty of a breach of the Code of Academic Integrity will be eligible for Ye Hosts membership, a management internship, or academic distinction or other graduation honors and awards.

Note: For the complete Code of Academic Integrity, see