Student Ethics

Scholastic Dishonesty

Scholastic dishonesty shall constitute a violation of these rules and regulations and is punishable as prescribed by Board policies. Scholastic dishonesty shall include, but not be limited to, cheating on a test, plagiarism, and collusion. “Cheating on a test” shall include:

  1. Copying from another student’s test paper.
  2. Using test materials not authorized by the person administering the test.
  3. Collaborating with or seeking aid from another student during a test without permission from the test administrator.
  4. Knowingly using, buying, selling, stealing, or soliciting, in whole or in part, the contents of an unadministered test.
  5. The unauthorized transporting or removal, in whole or in part, of the contents of the unadministered test.
  6. Substituting for another student, or permitting another student to substitute for one’s self, to take a test.
  7. Bribing another person to obtain an unadministered test or information about an unadministered test.

“Plagiarism” shall be defined as the appropriating, buying, receiving as a gift, or obtaining by any means another’s work and the unacknowledged submission or incorporation of it in one’s own written work. “Collusion” shall be defined as the unauthorized collaboration with another person in preparing written work for fulfillment of course requirements.
Taken from the "Students Rights and Responsibilities"

Any student caught violating the Scholastic Dishonesty policy is subject to punishment.