Definitions of Code Violations

Students are expected to conduct themselves with complete honesty in all academic work and campus activities.  Violations of the Academic Honor Code include, but are not limited to the following:

PLAGIARISM. 

Offering the words, facts, or ideas of another person as your own in any academic exercise. 

CHEATING. 

Using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information, or study aids in an academic exercise.  This includes sharing knowledge of previously administered or current tests.  The keeping of tests, papers, and other assignments belonging to former students is prohibited.  Use of external assistance (e.g., books, notes, calculators, conversations with others) in completing an "in class" or "take home" examination, unless specifically authorized by the instructor, is prohibited.

UNAUTHORIZED COLLABORATION. 

Collaboration, without specific authorization by the instructor, on homework assignments, lab reports, exam preparations, research projects, take home exams, essays, or other work for which you will receive academic credit.

SUBMISSION OF WORK PREPARED FOR ANOTHER COURSE. 

Resubmitting previous work, in whole or in part, for a current assignment without the consent of the current instructor(s). 

FABRICATION. 

Misrepresenting, mishandling, or falsifying information in an academic exercise.  For example, creating false information for a bibliography, inventing data for a laboratory assignment, or representing a quotation from a secondary source (such as a book review or a textbook) as if it were a primary source.

FACILITATING ACADEMIC DISHONESTY. 

Helping another student commit an act of academic dishonesty.

VIOLATION OF TESTING CONDITIONS. 

Looking at other students’ answers, allowing other students to look at your test, and working past allotted time are just a few examples where test conditions may be considered to be violated.

LYING. 

Lying is the making of a statement that one knows to be false with the intent to deceive.   It includes actions such as (a) lying to faculty, administrators, or staff,  and (b)  lying to a member of the Honor Council.

FAILURE TO REPORT AN HONOR CODE VIOLATION

Failure to report occurs  when a student has knowledge of or is witness to an act in violation of the Academic Honor Code and does not report it within ten class days.