Plagiarism and Academic Integrity


Plagiarism and Academic Integrity

From the "Code of student conduct":

"Academic misconduct is any activity that compromises the academic integrity of the student and university, and undermines the educational process." [3359-41-01(D)(1)]

This includes plagiarism, defined in part as: "Intentional or unintentional representation of ideas or works of another author or creator in whole or in part as the student’s own without properly citing the original source for those ideas or works." [3359-41-01(D)(1)(b)(i)]

What is Plagiarism?

"The action or practice of taking someone else's work, idea, etc., and passing it off as one's own."--Oxford English Dictionary

Please keep in mind that plagiarism is still plagiarism even if it is unintentional! Have you ever tried telling a police officer that you thought the speed limit was 55mph when in fact it was 35mph? Ignorance of the law is never an excuse.