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Academic Integrity Policy

"I will practice personal and academic integrity" – WCU Community Creed

Western Carolina University (WCU) strives to achieve the highest standards of scholarship and integrity. Any violation of the Academic Integrity Policy is a serious offense because it threatens the quality of scholarship and undermines the integrity of the community. Any violation of the Academic Integrity Policy is a violation of the Code of Student Conduct and will follow the same conduct process (see dsce.wcu.edu for more information).

Violations of the Academic Integrity Policy include:
  • Cheating - Using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information, or study aids in any academic exercise.
  • Plagiarism - Representing the words or ideas of someone else as one’s own in any academic exercise.
  • Fabrication – Creating and/or falsifying information or citation in any academic exercise.
  • Facilitation - Helping or attempting to help someone to commit a violation of the Academic Integrity Policy in any academic exercise (e.g. allowing another to copy information during an examination)

Please refer to the Academic Integrity Reporting and Resolution Process for more information.

 

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