a university, RIT is committed to the pursuit of knowledge
and the free exchange of ideas. In such an intellectual
climate it is fundamentally imperative that all members
of this academic community behave in the highest ethical
fashion possible in the manner by which they produce,
share, and exchange this information. In the case of
students  ,
Academic Honesty demands that at all times student work
be the work of that individual student 
, and that any information which a student uses
in a work submitted for evaluation be properly documented.
Any violation of these basic standards constitutes a
breach of Academic Honesty and hence becomes Academic
Dishonesty falls into three basic areas: cheating, duplicate
submission and plagiarism.
Cheating is any form of fraudulent or deceptive academic
act, including falsifying of data, possessing, providing,
or using unapproved materials, sources, or tools for
a work submitted for faculty evaluation.
submission is the submitting of the same or similar
work for credit in more than one course without prior
approval of the instructors for those same courses.
is the representation of others' ideas as one's own
without giving proper credit to the original author
or authors. Plagiarism occurs when a student copies
direct phrases from a text (e.g., books, journals,
internet) and does not provide quotation marks, or
paraphrases or summarizes those ideas without giving
credit to the author or authors. In all cases, if
such information is not properly and accurately documented
with appropriate credit given, then the student is
guilty of plagiarism.
of Academic Dishonesty
act of Academic Dishonesty will incur the following
possible consequences. After notifying and presenting
the student with evidence of such misconduct, the
instructor has the full prerogative to assign an "F"
for the offense, or to assign an "F" for the entire
course. The instructor will inform and, if possible,
meet with the student concerning the decision reached
on the "F" for the offense, or the "F" for the entire
course. A student may be brought before the Academic
Conduct Committee of the College in which the alleged
offense occurred, and may face academic suspension
or dismissal from the Institute. (See D17.0, Academic
Conduct and Appeals Procedures," and D18.0, "RIT Student
Approved September 1977
May 18, 2002
The policy for faculty ethical behavior is contained
in C2.0 of the Institute Policies and Procedures Manual.
On occasion student work may be
in the form of a group project assigned and sanctioned
by an instructor or group of instructors.