Academic Dishonesty and Misconduct


Academic Dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, cheating on exams or assignments, plagiarism, ghost writing, interference, buying or using a term paper-exam-project that was not composed by the student turning it in, use of crib notes or information stored in a computer during an exam, taking an exam for another student, collaboration on take-home exams where it has been forbidden, or furnishing false or misleading information on any official college form.


Plagiarism is the presentation of someone else's product, words, ideas, or data as one's own work. When a student submits work for credit that includes the product, words, ideas, or data of others, the source must be acknowledged by the use of complete, accurate, and specific references (such as footnotes). By placing one's name on work submitted for credit, the student certifies the originality of all work not otherwise identified by appropriate acknowledgements. The procedure for dealing with plagiarism is located in the College Catalog. In some instances, the Vice President of Academic Affairs may refer a plagiarism case to the Dean of Student Affairs for action under the Campus Disciplinary system.

Honor Code

  1. The Code: The College of Idaho is a community of integrity; therefore, we, the students, seek to promulgate a community in which integrity is valued, expected, and practiced. We are honor-bound to refrain from cheating, stealing, or lying about College-related business. We are obligated to examine our own actions in light of their effect on the community, and we are responsible to address any violations of these community standards.

  2. The Pledge: All course work submitted for evaluation is pledged with the student's signature: I pledge that this work was completed with academic integrity.

  3. Revision: Any changes to the Academic Honor Code must be approved by a student referendum.