Academic Honesty

Students are expected not to cheat, fabricate, plagiarize, duplicate work on separate assignments, or tolerate these behaviors in others in any academic material (homework assignments, group work, test answers, etc.). Academic honesty is expected in all areas of life. The essence of our expectation is that in order to become an educated person, you should be honest about what you do and do not know. This means we expect you to express your ideas without unauthorized help, and we expect you to give credit to others for their ideas and influences.

The penalty for academic dishonesty can include receiving an “F” in the course or dismissal from the University. Students charged with academic dishonesty have the right to appeal through the grievance procedure outlined in the University Catalog. The benefit of academic honesty is satisfaction with the effective stewardship of one’s own abilities and the pursuit of high personal ethics and academic excellence.