Raritan Valley Community College defines academic integrity as a commitment to independent, original, and honest work. Students are expected to conduct themselves with scholarly integrity. Each suspected incident of academic dishonesty, cheating, or plagiarism will be reported to the Divisional Dean. Upon confirmation of the student’s offense by the appropriate Divisional Dean, the student will be subject to warnings and penalties up to and including suspension or dismissal from the College.
The selling, purchasing, or contributing of homework assignments, lab reports, quizzes, essays, and papers from another person or from online sites is dishonest and illegal (see New Jersey Statute 18A:2-3) and will be addressed accordingly.
Examples of cheating violations include, but are not limited to:
Examples of plagiarism include, but are not limited to:
The full Code of Student Conduct can be found in the Student Handbook and the Student Conduct website. Students who wish to challenge an accusation of Academic Dishonesty should speak to the appropriate Divisional Dean and may request a formal Disciplinary Review to adjudicate the matter.
This will be the universal statement that goes on RVCC syllabi. Departments may add extra.
Students’ work must be their own, without exception. Students may not resubmit graded or purchased work from other courses or sources. Any use of legitimate outside resources must be appropriately cited in the work. Your professor has the authority to issue a failure on the paper, exam, assignment or course in which academic dishonesty was determined. Violations will be reported to the Divisional Dean and will result in warnings and penalties up to and including suspension and dismissal. Examples of academic dishonesty, acceptable outside resources, and citation methods are available from the RVCC Library.