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Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism

The following excerpts are from the University of Dayton’s “Academic Honor Code” section on Academic Conduct. To see the entire honor code, please visit the online catalog.

From Section III: Academic Conduct

Regardless of motive, student conduct that is academically dishonest, evidences lack of academic integrity or trustworthiness, or unfairly impinges upon the intellectual rights and privileges of others is prohibited. A non-exhaustive list of prohibited conduct includes:

A. Cheating on Exams or Other Assignments

Cheating on examinations consists of willfully copying or attempting to consult a notebook, textbook, or any other source of information not authorized by the instructor; willfully aiding, receiving aid, or attempting to aid or receive aid from another student during an examination; obtaining or attempting to obtain copies of any part of an examination (without permission of the instructor) before it is given; having another person take the exam; or any act which violates or attempts to violate the stated conditions of an examination. Cheating on an assignment consists of willfully copying or attempting to copy all or part of another student's assignment or having someone else complete the assignment when class assignments are such that students are expected to complete the assignment on their own. It is the responsibility of the student to consult with the instructor concerning what constitutes permissible collaboration and what materials are allowed to be consulted.

B. Committing Plagiarism or Using False Citations

Plagiarism consists of quoting or copying directly from any source of material without appropriately citing the source and identifying the quoted material; knowingly citing an incorrect or fabricated source; or using ideas (i.e. material other than information that is common knowledge) from any source of material without citing the source and identifying the borrowed material. Students are responsible for educating themselves as to the proper mode of attributing credit in any course or field. Instructors may use various methods to assess the originality of students' work, such as plagiarism detection software.

C. Submitting Work for Multiple Purposes

Students are not permitted to submit their own or other’s work (in identical or similar form) for multiple purposes without the prior and explicit approval in writing of all instructors to whom the work will be submitted. This includes work first produced in connection with classes at the University of Dayton as well as other institutions attended by the student or at places of employment.

D. Submitting False Data or Deceptive Information

The submission of false data is a form of academic fraud. False data is that which has been fabricated, altered, or contrived in such a way as to be deliberately misleading or to fit expected results. Deception is defined as any dishonest attempt to avoid taking examinations or submitting assignments at the scheduled times by means such as a forged medical certification of absence. Deception also includes falsifying class attendance records or failing to reveal that someone falsified your attendance. Extenuating circumstances such as a personal illness, death in the family, etc. must be negotiated with the instructor.

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Reliable Formatting Websites

Academic writing within first- and second-year English courses and beyond requires properly formatted citations. For help in finding and using the correct format, use a current edition of a grammar handbook such as Andrea Lunsford’s The Everday Writer or the Purdue OWL formatting website.

Purdue OWL:

Citation generator websites are seldom current and often unreliable.

LTC and Accessibility

The Learning Teaching Center’s Office of Learning Resources (OLR) is a learning resource for all students at the University of Dayton. OLR offers a wide variety of services to assist you in achieving academic success at the University, including study skills classes and workshops, tutoring and consultations, disability screenings, and a web site with many resources ( Please contact OLR at 937-229-2066 (TTY 937.229.2059 for deaf/hard of hearing) or visit their office on the ground floor of Roesch Library (LTC 023) if you would like to talk about how you could become a more effective learner.

Visit the LTC:

Information Point

The Write Place and Roesch Library's reference services offer free research and writing assistance on any assignment, at any stage of the writing process. Additionally, UDit’s TechExpress offers free technical support for printing, password troubleshooting and laptops. These services are offered at Roesch Library’s first-floor Information Point. Hours are listed online at No appointment is necessary, although they are available; to make an appointment with the Write Place, email; to make an appointment with a librarian, see

Writing consultants and reference librarians encourage, guide, and support student writers on any writing assignment and at any stage of the writing process. Please note that writing consultants do not proofread papers nor do they tell writers what to write. Consultants ask questions, offer feedback, and strongly encourage student writers to talk through the thinking and planning process that is central to all stages of the writing process.

For more information, visit Information Point on the first floor of Roesch Library. For details about services provided by either the Write Place or Roesch Library, see

Core Program

The Core Program offers a unique approach to the Common Academic Program requirements of the Humanities Commons. The innovative, interdisciplinary curriculum unites English, Philosophy, Religion, and History in exploring the theme “Human Values in a Pluralistic Culture.”

Visit the Core website: welcome/index.php

Honors Program

The University Honors Program provides an extra challenge for academically accomplished and motivated students. For first-year students who accepted the invitation to the Honors Program, ENG 198 will fulfill the First- and Second- Year Writing requirement of CAP. Structured as a variable theme composition course focused on academic writing, research, and argumentation, students will examine a particular topic through sustained critical inquiry, with the goal of contributing to a scholarly conversation in writing.

Visit the Honors Program: index.php


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