Academic Honesty Form for Students

Plagiarists fail the course and have their offense recorded in their School and in the School of Humanities. Violations of academic honesty can affect a student's graduation, financial aid, and eligibility for honors. The University deals with plagiarism cases every quarter, even though most people do not hear about them. No matter how pressured you feel, do not plagiarize; it is not worth it.

The University wants instructors to be perfectly clear about a couple of things. In particular, any paper may be subject to submission for textual similarity review to for the detection of plagiarism. All submitted papers will be included as source documents for a limited time in the reference database solely for the purpose of detecting plagiarism of such papers. Use of the service is subject to the Usage Policy agreement posted on the site.


Please read the following statement carefully and sign it:


"I understand that to protect the value of the independent work that I do in this course, the work of all students in the course may be compared for evidence of plagiarism to the work of other students, both in this course and in others, and to other sources on the Internet and elsewhere; this may involve the storage of students' work on computer systems outside of the university. I understand that my instructor will be the only person who can see my work so stored. I promise to follow all the university, departmental, and course policies about academic honesty."


Signature: _______________________________           

Date: _________________


Printed name:  _______________________________________


Note: Any student who withholds this permission will be assigned an alternative which may include one or more of the following: an additional reflection paper on source selection and research methodology, an annotated bibliography prior to submission of the final paper, or submission of the cover page and first cited page of each reference source to be photocopied and submitted with the final paper.