Academic Integrity

Students are responsible for achieving academic and course goals and objectives as prescribed by their instructors and for demonstrating attainment in an honest manner. Failure to do so may result in either grade changes and/or disciplinary action. Misrepresentation of knowledge can influence a course grade or determination of satisfactory fulfillment of an academic requirement. In addition, the following acts, or any other acts of academic dishonesty, compromise the integrity of the academic process and community and are subject to disciplinary action. For further information about policies and disciplinary actions for academic dishonesty, refer to the Student Handbook.


Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, offering the work of another as one’s own; offering the work of another without proper acknowledgment; and/or failing to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expressions of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines, reference works, term papers, reports, or other writings of another individual.

Cheating Behavior

Cheating behavior includes but is not limited to the following: (a) dishonesty of any kind on examinations, quizzes, written assignments and projects; (b) unauthorized possession of examinations, quizzes or instructor records; (c) use of unauthorized notes or information during an examination, quiz, or exercise; (d) obtaining information during an examination or assignment from another individual and/or assisting others in cheating; (e) alteration of grades on an examination, an assignment, or records of an instructor or the college; (f) illegal entry or unauthorized presence in an office of the college or residence of an instructor, or unauthorized access to grade records or examination and assignment requirements; and (g) any act of fraud or misrepresentation.

Science Laboratories

Students participating in laboratory courses should be aware that such participation may expose them to contact with a variety of chemicals. Students should adhere to the rules of the laboratory to ensure the safety of everyone involved in the laboratory. The effects of such chemicals and/or their fumes upon the human embryo and fetus are often unknown, and may be harmful. Students who are pregnant should consult with a physician before enrolling in laboratory courses.