Plagiarism Statement

From “Student Guide to Introductory Composition at Purdue”

  • Most instructors will spend class time discussing the best ways to acknowledge material from other sources and the necessary formats for citing them. When using outside materials in the course of your research or writing, you must acknowledge them appropriately. Not doing so results in plagiarism, which is using the ideas, expressions, or words of another person without crediting them.
  • We take your academic integrity seriously, and so should you. As a writer and student at Purdue, you are cautioned against (1) submitting someone else’s work as your own, even if you have paid for it or obtained the author’s permission; (2) using, without acknowledgment, word for word phrases, sentences, or paragraphs from the printed or electronic manuscript material of others; (3) using the materials of another after making only slight changes; and (4) using a rewritten form of someone else’s materials. These guidelines apply to the work of fellow students as well as the published work of professional writers, information found on the Internet, and electronic compositions such as Web sites and PowerPoint presentations.

From PNC’s “Student Conduct and Discipline

2. Misconduct Subject to Disciplinary Penalties. The following actions constitute misconduct for which students may be subject to administrative action or disciplinary penalties.

a. Dishonesty in connection with any University activity. Cheating, plagiarism, or knowingly furnishing false information to the University are examples of dishonesty. The commitment of the acts of cheating, lying, stealing, and deceit in any of their diverse forms (such as the use of ghost-written papers, the use of substitutes for taking examinations, the use of illegal cribs, plagiarism, and copying during examinations) is dishonest and must not be tolerated. Moreover, knowingly to aid and abet, directly or indirectly, other parties in committing dishonest acts is in itself dishonest (University Senate Document 72-18, December 15, 1972).