Academic Integrity

Student Code of Academic Integrity

When College officials award credit, degrees and certificates, they must assume the absolute integrity of students’ work. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • 5.01 Plagiarism: Taking another’s work and claiming it to be one’s own.
  • 5.02 Falsification and Fabrication: Providing misinformation about a source or misrepresenting an author’s findings or conclusions with the intent to deceive.
  • 5.03 Cheating: Intentionally accepting and/or giving aid to oneself or another to gain a higher grade or other academic advantage.

Any student who withdraws from a course with a pending academic misconduct violation may be subject to a grade change.

Both administrative and educational sanctions may be imposed by the instructor or the Academic Dean.

Any allegation of academic misconduct in a testing center is referred to the instructor for the associated course. An allegation of cheating on the Virginia Placement Test, Accuplacer or any other test not associated with a particular course is referred to the Dean of Students.


1. Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

2. I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.

3. The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. The true neighbor will risk his position, his prestige and even his life for the welfare of others.

4. Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

5. I have decided to stick to love…Hate is too great a burden to bear.

6. Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.

7. Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.

8. Ten thousand fools proclaim themselves into obscurity, while one wise man forgets himself into immortality.

9. I have a dream…

10. When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative.