English Department
Cheating/Plagiarism Policy
Cheating includes any attempt to defraud, deceive, or mislead a professor in arriving at an honest grade assessment.  Plagiarism is a form of cheating that occurs when students present as their own the ideas, or work of others.  Giving unauthorized help to other students also constitutes cheating.

Unless specifically authorized by the professor, the following are examples of cheating or plagiarism, although this list is certainly not exhaustive.

1. Cheating on a test or quiz includes

2. Cheating on writing assignments, homework, or other out-of-class assignments includes 3. Cheating on late work or tests includes When source materials are used in the writing of papers, students must document the use of these sources by following the documentation style stipulated by their professor.

Students who require clarification of any of the above concepts must consult with their professor.

Cheating of any kind may result in penalties ranging from a grade of F or O on the assignment to a course grade of F.  Professors also may refer cases to the College Court for assignment of additional penalties that may include suspension or expulsion from Georgia Perimeter College.  Such cases may be brought before the College Court regardless of whether or not the accused admits guilt when initially charged.  The accused should know that, at the sentencing phase, the Court may consider any previous record of cheating in determining the severity of the penalty.  The Georgia Perimeter College Student Handbook outlines the steps of due process in such cases.