Plagiarism is a form of academic dishonesty and may be a violation of U.S. Copyright laws. Plagiarism is defined as the act of taking someone else’s words, opinions, or ideas and claiming them as one’s own.

Examples of plagiarism include instances in which a student:

  • knowingly represents the work of others as his/her own
  • represents previously completed academic work as current
  • submits a paper or other academic work for credit, which includes words, ideas, data or creative work of others without acknowledging the source
  • uses another author’s exact words without enclosing them in quotation marks and citing them appropriately
  • paraphrases or summarizes another author’s words without citing the source appropriately

*Note : An instructor may establish other guidelines regarding academic integrity consistent with the College policy.