Cheating and Plagiarism

Click here for the Cheating and Plagiarism information in the Student Conduct section on page 60 of Purdue Calumet’s Student Handbook.

Misconduct for which students may be subject to administrative action or disciplinary penalties include:

Dishonesty in connection with any University activity. Cheating, plagiarism, or knowingly furnishing false information to the University are examples of dishonesty. The commitment of the acts of cheating, lying, stealing, and deceit in any of their diverse forms (such as the use of ghost-written papers, the use of substitutes for taking examinations, the use of illegal cribs, plagiarism, and copying during examinations) is dishonest and must not be tolerated. Moreover, knowingly to aid and abet, directly or  indirectly, other parties in committing dishonest acts is in itself dishonest.*

The following are a few examples of academic dishonesty*:
  • substituting on an exam for another student
  • substituting in a course for another student
  • obtaining a paper from the internet and submitting it as one’s own work
  • arranging to give or receive answers by use of signals during an exam
  • copying with or without the other person’s knowledge during an exam
  • doing class assignments for someone else
  • plagiarizing published material or class assignments
  • padding items on a bibliography
  • obtaining a copy of a test in advance of its scheduled administration
  • using unauthorized notes during an exam
  • collaborating with other students on assignments when it is not allowed
  • obtaining a test from the exam site, completing, and submitting it later
  • altering answers on a scored test and submitting it for a regrade
  • stealing class assignments and submitting them as one’s own, particularly computer programs
  • fabricating data
  • destroying or stealing the work of other students


* Taken from Deterring and Detecting Academic Dishonesty authored by Stephen Akers, Ph.D., Executive Associate Dean of Students, and Kathy Peters, M.S., Assistant Dean of Students, 2002: Purdue University’s Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities.

Click here for the full article on Purdue University’s Academic Dishonesty website.