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Preventing Plagiarism: Academic Honesty

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