Skip to main
University-wide Navigation


Cheating is defined as behavior that is dishonest, unfair, or untrustworthy in an attempt to gain academic credit or improve an academic evaluation. It includes, but is not limited to, the wrongfully giving, taking, or presenting any information or material by a student with the intent of aiding oneself or others on any academic work which is considered in any way in the determination of the final grade.

Cheating may include allowing another person to create content and submitting the work as the student's own, including content purchased through web sites, and using paraphrasing web sites to reword content that is derived from another source.

The fact that a student could not have benefited from an action is not by itself proof that the action does not constitute cheating. Any question of definition shall be referred to the University Appeals Board.