Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities

Fairness | Honesty | Respect | Responsibility | Trust

Using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information, or study aids in any academic exercise. Misrepresenting the source, nature, or other conditions of academic work, or to cooperate with someone else in such misrepresentation. Such misrepresentations may, but need not necessarily, involve the work of others. Cheating may occur on an examination, test, quiz, laboratory work report, theme, out of class assignment or any other work submitted by a student to fulfill course requirements and presented as solely the work of the student. Examples of cheating include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • unauthorized copying from the work of another student, using notes, textbooks or other information in examinations, tests and quizzes, except as expressly permitted
  • obtaining or retaining partial or whole copies of examination, tests or quizzes before these are distributed for student use
  • obtaining confidential information about examinations, tests or quizzes other than that released by the instructor
  • securing, giving or exchanging information or assistance during examinations and other academic exercises, except as expressly permitted
  • presenting data or other material gathered by another person or group as one’s own
  • having another person take one’s place for any academic performance without the specific knowledge and permission of the instructor
  • purchase an assignment from an online site or online platform
  • obtain assistance from someone else that goes beyond mere editing to writing of the assignment or solving of the problem
  • participate in unauthorized discussion group or sharing answers to an assignment on file sharing sites or other online platforms including social media
  • post or purchase answers to an exam, assignment, problem or any other assessed work
  • cooperating with another to do one or more of the above