Academic Integrity

The College shall act with consistency in dealing with issues of academic integrity and in guaranteeing students every opportunity for due process. Faculty, students, and the larger college community actively foster a climate promoting the highest academic standards.

The following items, which are not all-inclusive, represent unacceptable actions and violations of this academic integrity policy:

  • intentionally using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information, or study aids in any academic exercise, including placement, proficiency and CLEP tests;
  • intentionally falsifying or inventing information (or citations) in an academic exercise;
  • intentionally or knowingly helping or attempting to help another to commit any act of academic dishonesty;
  • committing plagiarism by intentionally or knowingly representing the words or ideas of another as one’s own in any academic exercise. Plagiarism includes undocumented direct quotation or paraphrased and/or unacknowledged borrowed facts or information;
  • bribing or attempting to bribe, promising favors to, or making threats against any person, with the intention of affecting a grade or an evaluation of academic performance;
  • taking an exam for someone else;
  • stealing, destroying or tampering with another student’s work;
  • falsifying college records, forms or other documents;
  • accessing college computer systems or files when not authorized; and
  • other items determined to be inconsistent with college policy and philosophy.

Violations of this policy shall be addressed in accordance with established procedure. (Board Policy 4.13)