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.

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