The academic community places high value on intellectual honesty. Representation of work as one’s own but taken from another source by plagiarism or cheating is a serious offense, the penalty for which will result in failure for the assignment, the exam or the course. Depending on the seriousness of the academic integrity violation, and in the case of a pattern of violations, further penalties may include disciplinary probation, suspension or dismissal from the University. Students may not withdraw from a class if a sanction has been imposed due to an integrity violation or while an investigation of a potential integrity violation is underway.
Plagiarism is the use of the ideas, information or wording of another without proper acknowledgement, leaving the false impression that the material is original with the student. Students will be held responsible for knowing the difference between legitimate and illegitimate use of source material.