Academic Dishonesty Policy
(1998-9 UCO Student Handbook, pp. 21-22)

Academic dishonesty includes, but is not confined to, plagiarizing; cheating on tests or examinations; turning in counterfeit reports, tests, and papers; stealing tests or other academic material; knowingly falsifying academic records or documents of the institution; accessing a student's confidential academic records without authorization; disclosing confidential academic information without authorization; and turning in the same work to more than one class without informing the instructors involved.

Each student is expected to engage in all academic pursuits in a manner that is above reproach. Students are expected to maintain complete honesty and integrity in the academic experiences both in and out of the classroom. Any student found guilty of academic dishonesty, including, but not limited to the following, will be subject to disciplinary action:

A. Cheating on an examination or the preparation of academic work. Any student who engages in any of the following shall be deemed to have engaged in cheating:

1. Copying from another student's test paper, laboratory report, other report, or computer files, data, listings, and/or programs;

2. Using, during a test, materials not authorized by the professor or instructor;

3. Collaborating with or aiding another person, without authorization, during an examination or in preparing academic work;

4. Knowingly and without authorization, using, buying, selling, stealing, transporting, soliciting, copying or possessing in whole or in part, the contents of an unadministered examination;

5. Substituting for another student, or permitting another student to substitute for oneself in taking an examination or preparing academic work;

6. Bribing another person to obtain an unadministered examination or information about an unadministered examination;

7. Attempting to bribe any faculty/staff or student to alter a grade.

B. Plagiarizing or appropriating another's work or idea without properly acknowledging incorporation of that work or idea into one's own work.

C. Unauthorized reuse of work or the turning in of the same work to more than one class without informing the instructors involved.

D. Any forgery, alteration, or misuse of academic documents, forms or records, in hard copy or electronic format.

E. Attempts by unauthorized individuals or organizations to access student records without the expressed written consent of the student. Examples of violations include, but are not limited to the following:

1) illegally accessing information from student or faculty information terminals;

2) misrepresenting oneself to obtain another student's transcript, semester grades or class registration;

3) using a student's ID number without his/her expressed written permission to gain access to other university services.