Prohibited Conduct


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All forms of academic dishonesty are prohibited, including (but not limited to):

  • submission of false records of academic achievement
  • cheating on assignments or examinations
  • submitting sentences or ideas as your own without proper acknowledgment or citation (plagiarizing)
  • altering, forging, or misusing a University academic record or forging the signature of any member of the University community
  • taking, acquiring, using, or circulating test materials without faculty permission
  • acting alone or in cooperation with another to falsify records or to obtain dishonestly grades, honors, awards, or professional endorsement
  • facilitating academic dishonesty by helping another student to violate the academic integrity policy, such as providing course work for another student to turn in as his or her own effort or taking an exam for another student
  • presenting as one's own a plot, succession of ideas, or list/outline of another without proper acknowledgment
  • attending a class, completing an assignment, or taking a quiz/test in the name of another student
  • copying, editing, using, or deleting computer files without permission
  • altering or viewing computer records, dispensing or releasing information gained via unauthorized access, modifying computer programs or systems, or interfering with the use or availability of computer systems or information
  • bribing or attempting to bribe, promising favors, or making threats with the intention of affecting a grade, a record, or an evaluation of academic performance
  • purchasing or otherwise presenting work as your own when it was done by another person
  • submitting the same paper or generally similar papers to meet the requirements of more than one course without the approval and consent of all faculty members of all such courses
  • depriving another student of necessary study or research materials or in any way impeding another student's work and pursuit of education
  • submitting falsified data, such as bibliographic resources and experimental data or altering graded academic work/quizzes/tests and resubmitting them in order to get a higher grade (fabrication)
  • intentional use, misuse, or alterations of University materials or resources in an attempt to make them inaccessible to others (e.g., altering passwords, unauthorized use of computer accounts, violation of library procedures, intentional misuse or destruction of educational materials)