When someone uses the writings, ideas, or thoughts of another author or speaker, in whole or in part, as one’s own – from magazines, leaflets, TV, books, films, the internet, etc. – and does not use bibliographic credit (endnotes or citations or footnotes), this is plagiarism. This includes but is not limited to the following: homework, class assignments, lab reports, or lab work, review book assignments, workbook assignments, etc. Any ND-BG student who plagiarizes receives a zero on the assignment. In addition, the administration of ND-BG may take further disciplinary action.
Students are guilty of cheating when they copy work from another student, give or receive answers on tests or other written assignments, bring answers or other unauthorized materials to a test or assignment, program unauthorized information into calculators or personal digital assistants, or fail to follow testing directions or procedures. The consequences for cheating are the same as for plagiarism. Forging someone else’s signature is also considered to be plagiarism/cheating.