Academic Integrity

All Princeton students pledge to adhere to the Honor Code in the conduct of all written examinations, tests, and quizzes that take place in class. However, much of your work at Princeton — from papers to problem sets to the senior thesis — will be produced outside of class, whether in the library, your dorm room, or elsewhere. Such work is governed by the University’s academic regulations, which are designed to ensure the integrity of your academic work. These regulations fall under the jurisdiction not of the Honor Committee, but of the Faculty-Student Committee on Discipline.

This booklet provides information about Princeton’s academic regulations and how you can safeguard the integrity of your original work.

Collaboration

Do you know how much collaboration is permitted in your courses? What's allowed can vary from course to course—and even from assignment to assignment—depending on the learning goals. In the video below, students and faculty discuss examples of collaboration that might fall into the gray area or in fact cross the line.

Before you work with a classmate on a problem set, paper, laboratory report or computer coding assignment, make sure you understand the specific course policies. When in doubt, ask your faculty member or AI for clarification.