Why Universities Have Adopted Academic Integrity Policies

1958 Words Nov 14th, 2016 8 Pages
Often, having a college degree creates a sense of pride and accomplishment in an individual as well as the people around them. They are seen with more respect and admiration and are considered to be more successful. However, their degree would have no value if the university they attended was known for their lack of academic integrity. Cheating in universities has become a huge problem in today’s society. This is why universities have adopted academic integrity policies. This importance of honesty is especially crucial for major research universities such as Oklahoma State University(OSU) and The University of North Texas(UNT).
These two universities are similar in the way that they are both research based, division I universities but differ greatly in size; OSU’s main campus student population stands in at about 26,000 students whereas UNT’s population is around 37,000. This difference in population size derives from the location of the universities. OSU’s main campus is located in the small town of Stillwater, Oklahoma, while UNT’s main campus is located in the much bigger city of Denton, TX. Both OSU and UNT were founded in 1890. In that time, technology in the classrooms was no problem at all, problems began to emerge once cellphones became available in the early 2000’s. Without the technology we have today, cheating at the university level was not an easy task. In todays society however, having endless amounts of information at ones’ fingertips is both a…
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