Academic Integrity Policy
The Department of Religion considers Academic Integrity of the utmost importance. When we enter higher education, we join a community of scholars held together by a love for knowledge, intellectual engagement, and mutual trust. Cheating of any kind, but plagiarism in particular, destroys trust, betrays disrespect for the processes of learning to which we, as a department, are committed, and mocks genuine intellectual engagement. The Department of Religion considers all cheating and plagiarism serious breaches of academic integrity.
- Plagiarism: stealing and/or passing off as one’s own the ideas or words of another; using without crediting the source. It includes: (1) copying of text/research/assignments; (2) using someone else’s papers/research/assignments without permission and citation; (3) representing as one’s own work what is really the work of another person. This includes downloading from WEB sources.