Keeping Integrity High

The University of Memphis takes cheating and inappropriate academic conduct very seriously. Our policy on academic integrity is outlined in the Student Code of Rights and Responsibilities. In order to understand what academic misconduct means at the University, you should be familiar with the University's definitions from the Office of Student Conduct.


A web-based plagiarism-detection service that allows students to submit papers to check for originality. Turnitin can be used as a deterrent, but also as an educational tool to teach students how to work with sources and to improve paraphrasing and quoting skills. After submission, an Originality Report is generated and the instructor can choose to share this with the student. The repository to which papers are compared for originality currently consists of three primary databases.

Next Steps

  • Turnitin
    • If a class uses eCourseware, the chance is good that assignments will be submitted using the Dropbox feature within the class.
    • If an instructor is not using eCourseware, the Student Quick Start Guide goes through the steps of submitting the first paper.


  • UofM commonly asked questions and answers can be found in AskTOM

Additional Information

  • If you need further assistance, the umTech Service Desk is available 24 hours a day, excluding posted holidays at 901.678.8888.