Academic Integrity

The Discovery Program takes issues of academic dishonesty, including plagiarism and cheating, very seriously. Penalties for academic dishonesty may include failing an assignment, test, the course, or all the courses registered for during that academic term. Academic dishonesty may be grounds for expulsion from the University.


Plagiarism includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Submitting work, either in part or in whole, completed by someone else.
  • Submitting direct quotes from an outside source without acknowledging the source.
  • Failing to acknowledge ideas, statements, facts, or conclusions that belong to another.
  • Close and lengthy paraphrasing of the writing of another.
  • Submitting papers purchased from research companies as one’s own, original work.


Cheating includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Copying, in part or in whole, from another student’s test or assignment.
  • Using notes or other devices during a test not permitted by course instructors.
  • Falsifying records, laboratory work, or other course data.
  • Submitting work previously submitted in another course without the permission of the instructor.
  • Knowingly assisting another student in any of the above.
  • See “Rules Regarding Examination” in the Discovery Program Rules & Regulations for further details.