We, the members of the St. Joseph's College Community, commit ourselves to academic integrity. We promise to pursue the highest ideals of academic life, to challenge ourselves with the most rigorous standards, to be honest in any academic endeavor, to conduct ourselves responsibly and honorably, and to assist one another as we live and work in mutual support.
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It is common to be confused about the difference between copyright and plagiarism. These are different concepts with different ramifications. It is important to understand the meaning and implication of both terms.
Plagiarism is defined as...
"the act of copying, stealing, or representing the ideas or words
of another as one's own, without giving credit to the source."
(from our Student Handbook)
There are several different types of plagiarism; these include:
Consequences of Plagiarism:
The student handbook states that all forms of academic dishonesty "are subject to appropriate disciplinary action, which may result in a reduction of grade, failure in the course, suspension, or expulsion."
Check the "Citing Sources" tab for information on plagiarism and proper use of citations.