stack of stonesAcademic integrity and honesty are necessary preconditions to the academic freedom fundamental to any university. "Ethical conduct is the obligation of every member of the university community and breaches of academic integrity constitute serious offenses. The principles of academic integrity entail simple standards of honesty and truth. Each member of the university has a responsibility to uphold the standards of the community and to take action when others violate them" (catalogue of the Graduate School - New Brunswick). These are responsibilities of every student and faculty member.

The full university policies on academic integrity and the university code of student conduct are summarized in the catalogue of the Graduate School – New Brunswick.

In addition, students enrolled in the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at Rutgers are expected to adhere to the highest personal ethical and moral standards, and to conduct themselves according to the Ethical Principles of the American Psychological Association (APA) in all aspects of their professional behavior. It is your responsibility to be familiar with the Ethical Principles of APA and violation may be grounds for dismissal from the program. A statement about Clinical Ph.D. area ethical procedures and the Ethical Principles of APA are distributed to students at the beginning of each academic year and can be found in Appendix A. The APA Ethical Principles can be found on the APA website.