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Research and the Library: Using Resources WISely

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Honor Code

The Honor Code is the foundation upon which life in the Wesleyan College community is built. It is based upon the idea that individual freedom is a right founded upon responsibility. A student is expected to tell the truth, respect others and their property, and maintain academic and personal integrity and honesty in all areas of her college life. If a student violates a principle of the Honor Code at any time, the student is honor-bound to turn herself in (self-report). Likewise, if a student is aware that a fellow student has violated an honor principle, the student is honor-bound to ask the violator to self-report. If the alleged violator does not self-report within 24 hours, the student must then report the violation of her fellow student. Academic violations of the Honor Code must be reported to the faculty member teaching the class. All other violations must be reported to Honor Council.

Maintaining these principles of honor is the ideal toward which we strive. Membership in the college community involves establishing and maintaining these broad honor principles. It is understood that by becoming a student at Wesleyan, an individual signifies her acceptance of the Honor Code (for complete procedures refer to the Student Handbook).

Academic violations of the Honor Code include, but are not limited to:

  • Cheating: using or providing unauthorized information or aids on any examination or other graded assignment; altering a graded work prior to its return to a faculty member; doing another’s work or allowing another person to do one’s work, and submitting it for grading;
  • Plagiarism: submitting material that in part or whole is not one’s own work without properly attributing the source(s) of its content;
  • Unauthorized Collaboration: working with another person on a project, assignment, examination, test or quiz, unless collaborative work has been authorized by the instructor;
  • Fabrication: inventing or falsifying information, data or citations; altering or creating any document or record affecting the grade or academic standing of one’s self or others;
  • Multiple Submissions: submitting identical or substantially similar papers or coursework for credit in more than one course without prior permission of the instructor(s);
  • Aiding and Abetting: providing material, information or other assistance which violates any of the above standards for academic integrity; providing false information in connection with any inquiry regarding academic integrity.

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