Student Conduct

Academic Misconduct

Chapter 209 Student Governance and Policies – Student Conduct Policy for Academic Misconduct and Behavioral Misconduct:

Aiding, Assisting or Attempting

Aiding or assisting others in their pursuit of misconduct is prohibited. Likewise, the attempt at any form of misconduct is prohibited. 


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

Destruction or Damage of Work

Taking deliberate action to destroy or damage another's academic work in order to gain an advantage for oneself or another is prohibited.

Engaging in Behavior Prohibited by an Instructor

Prohibited behavior may be academic or behavior in nature. Engaging in behavior specifically prohibited by an instructor in the course of class instruction or in a course syllabus is considered misconduct.


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.


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.
  • Using your own work from a previous class or school (self-plagiarism).

Unauthorized Collaboration

Working with others partially or in whole in a way that is prohibited by the instructor.

Unauthorized Recording of Instructional Content

The recording of instructional content without the express permission of the instructor(s), unless approved as a disability accommodation, and/or the dissemination or use of such unauthorized record is prohibited.

*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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