Penalties for Plagiarism

First Offense - A student who has a first offense of academic dishonesty will receive an “F” on the essay, quiz, paper, or project in question. The student will also be required to attend a session on academic dishonesty in the Academic Learning Center. Additional sanctions, such as tutoring sessions or community service, may also be assigned to the student.

Second Offense - The sanction for a second offense is failure of the course involved as well as additional sanctions such as tutoring sessions at the Learning Center, community service, or other measures that the Vice President for Academic Affairs or his/her designate deem appropriate. A student who commits a second offense will fail the course involved.

Third Offense - Ordinarily, the sanction for a third offense of academic dishonesty is permanent expulsion from the College.