Academic Policies & Procedures
Graduate (All Students)
Indiana University may discipline a student for academic misconduct, which is defined as any activity which tends to undermine the academic integrity of the institution. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to: cheating, fabrication, plagiarism, interference, violation of course rules, facilitating academic dishonesty.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Question: What happens if I get caught cheating?
Answer: If you are caught cheating, your course instructor is obligated to report the incident to the Dean of Students. Academic sanctions vary according to the type of offense.
Question: Will I be penalized if I assist a cheater?
Answer: Yes. Participation in the incident constitutes academic dishonesty.
Question: How do I avoid plagiarism?
Answer: Many composition assignments require students to use reference materials written by others. It is important, when using references to avoid copying text unless you attribute it to the author with a footnote. Instructors commonly use turnitin.com to check student submissions for plagiarism. Students may use this service to check their text prior to submission.