North Georgia College & State University is dedicated to providing an educational climate characterized by integrity. Academic integrity, in particular, must be the cornerstone of an institution of higher learning and must pervade all segments of the North Georgia community. Furthermore, academic integrity is the mutual responsibility of the various constituencies (students, faculty, staff, and administration), which compose the university. At the graduate level, academic professional programs are further committed to uphold the standards of Professional integrity as often outlined by Professional Codes of Ethics.