1. What you don't know about the College of Charleston Honor Code can be detrimental to your academic safety. So, let the Code be with you and remember to ask your professor, not your classmate, when in doubt about collaboration, use of sources, or anything relating to the final exam or final project.
- Lying: knowingly furnishing false information, orally or in writing.
- Cheating: the actual giving or receiving of unauthorized, dishonest assistance in any assigned, graded academic work, inside or outside of the classroom; unauthorized use or possession of study aids.
- Attempted Cheating: any willful act designed to accomplish cheating, but falling short of that goal.
- Stealing: unauthorized taking or appropriating of property from the College or from another member of the College community; including copying/downloading computer software.
- Attempted Stealing: any willful act designed to accomplish stealing, but falling short of that goal.
- Plagiarism: -- repeating verbatim and without acknowledgement the writings of another author. All significant phrases, clauses or passages taken directly from source material must be enclosed in quotation marks and acknowledged either in the text itself or in footnotes.
- Borrowing without acknowledging the source.
- Paraphrasing the thoughts of another writer without acknowledgement.
- Allowing any other person or organization to prepare work which one then submits as his/her own.
HELPFUL HINTS: Before launching into that last paper of a course, double check with the professor about the citation format, number of sources expected and the type of sources allowed. Professors understand that students are still learning about research and writing; they expect such questions.
Make sure you understand the professor's expectations regarding collaboration -- what is permitted and what is not.
Example: Are you allowed to prepare answers to questions on a take-home exam with classmates and submit them as your own, independent effort? What about lab reports, oral presentations, data collection, using the internet, etc.? Ask the professor to discuss the rules of collaboration in class so everyone understands the boundaries.
You may be convinced that great paper you wrote for one class fits the criteria for another. Most professors require prior approval before you can use one paper to satisfy the paper requirement in two separate classes. Check with the professor first.
2. The designated study area is the Education Center Atrium. This building will be available to students on a 24-hour basis. A Campus Police officer will be stationed in the building and from 8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. will secure all doors to check identification cards of those entering the building.
3. Use the buddy system whether you are on or off campus while walking to and from late night study sessions or going out for a food break.
4. Please contact our Campus Police 843.953.5611 or our Charleston City Police (911) if you notice suspicious activity or need emergency assistance.