The University of Illinois has formulated a policy that defines academic dishonesty, explains penalties that may be imposed on students, and details hearing procedures for appeals. Academic dishonesty includes the following behaviors: cheating; fabrication; facilitating infractions of academic integrity; plagiarism; bribes, favors, and threats; academic interference; unauthorized use of University resources; failure to comply with research regulations; and computer-related infractions. All students should refrain from conduct that is academically dishonest or behavior that assists others in academically dishonest activities. Academic Integrity, is thoroughly discussed in the Student Code, § 1-401. All students are encouraged to become familiar with this section of the Student Code.
Plagiarism and Copyright Policy
Undergraduate students should become familiar with the College of Education Plagiarism and Copyright Policy. The policy outlines the definition, how to avoid plagiarizing, penalties for plagiarism, copyright and fair use, and independent scholarship. The College of Education's Plagiarism and Copyright policy can be found here.
Two quick reference guides have been developed for use by students and faculty to navigate the academic integrity rules and procedures. Both guides are located on the Office of the Provost website; the guides can be found by clicking on the links below.
- Students’ Quick Reference Guide to Academic Integrity
- Instructors’ Quick Reference Guide to Academic Integrity