Academic Integrity Requirements

All Milken Institute School of Public Health students are required to complete the following two (separate) online activities regarding academic integrity -- the GW Academic Integrity Activity and the Identifying and Avoiding Plagiarism Activity.  Both activities must be completed within 2 weeks of starting your coursework at Milken Institute School of Public Health.

Activity 1 of 2: GW Academic Integrity Activity

The Code of Academic Integrity at the George Washington University defines the standards of academically ethical behavior that we uphold as a learning community. All Milken Institute School of Public Health students need to be aware of their rights and responsibilities as members of the GW community and as defined by our code. As you will learn in this brief module, all members of the GW and Milken Institute School of Public Health academic community are held to the highest standard in all academic activities.

  1. Read through the Code of Academic Integrity
  2. Complete this short quiz activity where you will: identify terms and definitions located within the code, identify violations of the code and apply the code to situations you might encounter as a student.

After completing this short activity regarding GW’s Code of Academic Integrity, students will be able to:

  • Define the terms outlined in GW’s Code of Academic Integrity.
  • Describe unethical academic behavior(s) that would violate the code.
  • Apply principles from the code to real world academic scenarios that they might encounter as students.

The quiz is accessed online, and you will be asked to enter your GWID number. To pass the quiz and complete this activity, you must score 80% (12/15). If you fail to correctly answer 80% of the questions, you will be directed back to the quiz, which you may take as many times as necessary. Once you have successfully completed the quiz, your score will be reported to the Milken Institute SPH Student Records Office.


  • Print out or download a copy of the code for easy reference and carefully read it through before beginning the quiz.
  • Pay special attention to “Article II: Basic Considerations”. It contains the important information you need to understand concerning academic integrity standards and your responsibilities as a GW student. The quiz questions are largely based off of this section of the code.
  • Have a dictionary or other language reference guide available in case you need to look up unfamiliar words.

Activity 2 of 2: Identifying and Avoiding Plagiarism

This 30-60 minute activity will help students to identify and avoid plagiarism, by viewing examples of correct citation and different types of plagiarism.

  1. Complete the online Indiana University Plagiarism Module
  2. Complete the online Recognizing Plagiarism Quiz and receive a “Certificate of Completion” 
  3. Using your e-mail account, email the Certificate of Completion to 

After completing the Identifying and Avoiding Plagiarism activity, students will be able to:

  • understand how and when to cite outside sources
  • develop strategies for avoiding plagiarism and to identify specific instances where citation is necessary