Plagiarism consists of passing off the words or ideas of another as one's own and is a serious form of academic dishonesty. The College expects that every assignment, such as essays, research papers, lab reports, oral presentations, and examinations, be the product of the student whose name appears on the work. Every assignment must credit the sources from which information is obtained. Students can and should consult their faculty when particular questions arise as to when and how to properly acknowledge the work of others within a student's own oral or written expression. Students found guilty of plagiarism subject themselves to severe academic sanction including dismissal from the College.
Cheating is defined as the use of notes, slips, copying or other illegal means to give or receive answers during examinations. As with plagiarism, students found guilty of this form of academic dishonesty subject themselves to severe academic sanctions up to and including dismissal from the College. Additionally, re-using research papers for different courses is another form of cheating and will be subject to appropriate academic sanction.