What Happens if I Plagiarize?
At Edison State College, plagiarism is a serious academic offense that constitutes an act of academic dishonesty. According to Article IV, Academic Integrity, of Edison State College’s Student Code of Conduct, “Violations of student academic integrity include any actions which attempt to promote or enhance the academic standing of any student by dishonest means.” Plagiarism is one such violation. The Edison Code of Conducts state that:
Plagiarizing the words, ideas, or data of others by not properly acknowledging the source [violates academic integrity]. Plagiarism includes failing to identify verbatim statements as quotations and failing to give appropriate credit and citations of sources used. The principles of academic integrity require that all work submitted or presented without citation of sources will be the student’s own work, not only on tests, but in themes, papers, homework, and class presentations, unless it has been clearly specified that the work is a team effort.
All Edison State College students have an obligation to know and understand academic standards and expectations. The College expects all students to be honest in their academic endeavors.
Consequences for students who plagiarize at Edison State College include:
- Earning an F on an assignment
- Earning an F in a course
- Revocation of an academic award or honor