Academic Integrity

It is the aim of the faculty of Lincoln Memorial University to foster a spirit of complete honesty and a high standard of academic integrity. The attempt to present as one’s own the work of others is regarded by the faculty and administration as a very serious offense and renders the offender liable to severe consequences and possible suspension.

  1. Cheating: dishonesty of any kind on examinations or written assignments, unauthorized possession of examination questions, the use of unauthorized notes during an examination, obtaining information during an examination from another student, assisting others to cheat, altering grade records, or illegally entering an office are instances of cheating.
  2. Plagiarism: offering the work of another as one’s own without proper acknowledgment is plagiarism; therefore any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical material taken from books, magazines, encyclopedias, web sources or other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writing of a fellow student has committed plagiarism.