Academic misconduct includes*:


Giving or receiving unauthorized assistance, or intentionally using or attempting to use unauthorized materials or information.

Examples include but are not limited to:

  • Copying from another student.
  • Using unauthorized study aides or other people’s work.
  • Altering assignments or exams and submitting them as your own work.
  • Offering false excuses in order to gain time extensions.
  • Submitting an assignment to more than one class without instructor permission.
  • Submitting someone else’s work as your own.
  • Getting someone to take an exam for you or taking an exam for someone else.
  • Receiving unauthorized help on an exam or prohibited help on an assignment


Helping or attempting to help another student engage in academic misconduct.

Examples include but are not limited to:

  • Giving unauthorized help on any exam or assignment when the instructor indicates otherwise.
  • Giving test or assignment answers to students after such answers or information have been made available to you but before they have been provided to other students.
  • Completing an assignment or exam on behalf of another student.


Using another person’s original words, ideas, or research, including Internet material, without proper credit. Examples include but are not limited to:

  • Failing to cite all sources used.
  • Using another author’s sentence or phrase structure without proper citation.
  • Paraphrasing another author without crediting the author.
  • Using another author’s ideas without proper citation (e.g. footnotes, endnotes, etc.)
  • Using another’s original work (writing, art, music, mathematics, computer code, or scientific work) in whole or in part without crediting that person.
  • Stating facts that are not common knowledge without citing the source.


Creating false information or data and presenting it as fact.

Examples include but are not limited to:
Making up false quotes, statements, data, or sources.
Improperly manipulating another’s data to support your own theories.
• Citing sources that were not used.
• Misrepresenting your academic accomplishments to instructors or employers.
Making up false quotes, statements, data, or sources.

*Note: Academic misconduct is not limited to the following in connection with any exam, research, course assignment, or other academic exercise that contributes to the satisfaction of requirements for courses or graduation.


Students, faculty and staff are asked to report whenever student misconduct is observed or suspected.

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