What is Academic Misconduct?
Article 4 of the Honor Code gives some of the general types of violations. This webpage clarifies the Honor Code by providing typical examples of academic dishonesty. This list is not intended to be exhaustive. If you are in doubt about any action, contact your professor for clarification.
- Attempting to look at or copy another student's exam
- Attempting to provide answers to another student
- Programming a calculator with answers or other information
- Accessing information on a smart device
- Using notes or other unauthorized information during an exam
- Looking at an older version of the exam without the professor's permission
- Using a test bank or fraternity tub file without the professor's permission
- Taking an exam for someone else or having someone take an exam for you
- Submitting someone else's name on an exam
Because study partners often have similar answers on an exam, the Honor Council recommends that students not sit near their study partners during a quiz or test.
The use of an electronic device for any reason during an exam or testing situation is strictly prohibited and violates the Honor Code.
- Using someone else's words without quotation marks and proper attribution
- Using information or ideas without acknowledging the source
- Paraphrasing a text without acknowledging the source
- Improperly paraphrasing a passage by using language or structure that is too similar to the original source
- Purchasing a paper or using an online paper assistance website
- Having any one than yourself write any part of your paper
- Using false page numbers or creating false citations
- Copying any part of an assignment, including answers, graphs, figures, and data
- Sharing your paper or assignment with another student without the professor's permission
- Including someone's name on a project for credit when s/he didn't contribute to the work
The Honor Council advises students to refrain from sending or providing copies of their work to other students to prevent this work from being stolen or copied.
- Submitting the same or similar work for more than one class without the approval of both professors (double submission)
- Providing false information to a professor (e.g. falsely claiming sickness or a family death)
- Creating false data for an assignment
- Signing someone else into class
- Using a clicker other than your own during class
- Forging a signature on an academic document
- Falsifying a transcript or other university document
- Seeking to gain or provide an unfair advantage during registration
- Resubmitting altered work for a higher grade
- Intentionally sabotaging the academic work of another student
- Intentionally disrupting the conduct of an exam to gain or provide an academic advantage
- Intentionally preventing other students from accessing resources for an assignment
- Offering a professor a bribe for a higher grade
- Lying or creating false evidence at any point during an Honor Code investigation
- Violating confidentiality in an Honor Code case
- Refusing to submit evidence in an Honor Code case