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Preventing Plagiarism: Academic Honesty: ACADEMIC HONESTY AT ADELPHI

The goal of this guide is to help you understand plagiarism, suggest steps to avoid it, and shows the importance of giving credit by citing sources when quoting, paraphrasing, or summarizing from sources used.

Code of Ethics

A component of the Adelphi University Code of Ethics is Academic Honesty. It states "The highest standards of academic honesty characterize the learning, research, scholarly and creative activities in which members of the Adelphi community are engaged. Dishonest activities include presenting the work of others as one's own, fabricating data, cheating on examinations and sabotaging the work of others."

- Articles of Governance of Adelphi University; Code of Academic Honesty in Guide to Student Life—Office of Academic Services and Retention, Office of the Provost, Office of the Dean of Students


Range from:

  • Repeating the assignment/course
  • Failing the course
  • Facing possible suspension or expulsion
  • In all cases a record is noted in your file

Committee for Academic Honesty

The Committee of Academic Honesty is made up of  faculty, administrators and students. This committee "will have the responsibility to promote an atmosphere of academic honesty, working to educate the entire Adelphi Community. The Committee will develop and distribute materials including guidelines for promulgating the code of academic honesty through course syllabi, class discussion, and written guidelines to students on matters such as plagiarism."

Honor Code

The Adelphi Honor Code:

"The University is an academic community devoted to the pursuit of knowledge. Fundamental to this pursuit is academic integrity. In joining the Adelphi community I accept the University’s Statement of Academic Integrity and pledge to uphold the principles of honesty and civility embodied in it. I will conduct myself in accordance with ideals of truth and honesty and I will forthrightly oppose actions which would violate these ideals."

Code of Academic Honesty

"The code of academic honesty prohibits behavior, which can broadly be described as lying, cheating, or stealing. Violations of the code of academic honesty will include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Fabricating data or citations
  • Collaborating in areas prohibited by the professor
  • Unauthorized multiple submission of work
  • Sabotage of others’ work, including library vandalism or manipulation
  • Plagiarism: presenting any work as one’s own that is not one’s own
  • The creation of unfair advantage 
  • The facilitation of dishonesty
  • Tampering with or falsifying records
Cheating on examinations through the use of written materials or giving or receiving help in any form during the exam, including talking, signals, electronic devices, etc."

Subject Guide

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Professor Amrita Madray
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