Departmental Policy on Plagiarism

The English department regards plagiarism and other forms of cheating as the antithesis of scholarship, learning, collegiality, and responsible citizenship. The department defines plagiarism as any unacknowledged use of another's words or ideas including the use of uncited memorized passages in examinations. This definition of plagiarism applies to non-print media, including the internet, as well as to books, magazines, journals, newspapers or other print media.

It is the student's responsibility to understand what constitutes plagiarism and to avoid it in all assignments.