Academic Honesty

Honesty is essential to the proper functioning of an academic community and is the responsibility of each individual member. Therefore, this academic community has established and enforces rules governing violations of the principles of academic honesty.

Academic dishonesty is any treatment of or representation of work as if one were fully responsible for it when it is, in fact, the work of another or work in which one has received unacknowledged assistance from others. Academic dishonesty is also any collusion or cooperation in the academically dishonest activities of someone else; an accomplice in academic dishonesty is also guilty of academic dishonesty.

Academic dishonesty is a serious violation that is counter to the purpose and aims of Elmira College. A complete statement of college policy on academic honesty is set forth in the Student Handbook in the section on academic policy.