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Academic Dishonesty

Student dishonesty (cheating or plagiarizing) will not be tolerated in any class at Indiana Tech. Students are encouraged to inform the academic advisors of instances of cheating or plagiarizing

Cheating is defined as dishonesty or deceitfulness in order to gain an advantage. Examples are: talking to other students or looking at their work during examinations.

Plagiarism is another form of cheating. Students are guilty of plagiarism when they present someone else’s work as their own. Examples are: asking a friend to write an assignment paper for you, or including portions of material from a book, journal or computer file without giving appropriate credit to the author.

Self-plagiarism (or recycling fraud) is the resubmission of part of all of one’s own work to fulfill academic requirements in the same course or in other courses without providing proper acknowledgment of the original work with accurate citations.

Fabrication is the falsification or invention of information or data in any academic undertaking.

Facilitating academic dishonesty involved assisting someone in an act of dishonesty.


Plagiarism can be intentional (you purposely used someone else’s work and did not cite properly) or unintentional (you forgot to cite the author on accident). The results and penalties are the same.

To avoid plagiarism, make sure you cite all of your sources with your assignments using the proper MLA or APA guidelines indicated by your professor. Additionally, there are workshops on campus to help teach you how to cite properly and to give credit to the authors accurately to prevent issues with plagiarism.

Cheating at Indiana Tech is taken very seriously. Do not let others look at your answers or give someone answers, copy from an assignment, or talk during an examination. The penalties for cheating are illustrated above.

As a student, it is imperative that you do your own work and do not let others use your answers.


Academic dishonesty is regarded as a serious offense against the academic community. When a student is believed to have disregarded the principles of academic integrity, consequences will follow.

When academic integrity is believed to be compromised, faculty must adhere to the policy as stated on their course syllabi regarding academic dishonesty. In addition, faculty are required to follow the Infraction Card process as outlined in the Student Conduct Policy.