DATE OF ISSUANCE: This policy was originally issued to campus on 6/16/80 as Organization Announcement #297, Policy on Cheating and Plagiarism. It was most recently revised in 1990.
ACCOUNTABLE DEPARTMENT/UNIT: Office of the Dean of Student Affairs. Questions on policy content should be directed to the dean, Office of Student Affairs, ext. 8-2075.
ABSTRACT: It is the ethical responsibility of students to identify the conceptual sources of work submitted. Failure to do so is dishonest and is the basis for a charge of cheating or plagiarism, which is subject to disciplinary action.
MISC: For disciplinary actions regarding charges of cheating or plagiarism, see:
Students at Carnegie Mellon are engaged in preparation for professional activity of the highest standards. Each profession constrains its members with both ethical responsibilities and disciplinary limits. To assure the validity of the learning experience a university establishes clear standards for student work.
In any presentation, creative, artistic, or research, it is the ethical responsibility of each student to identify the conceptual sources of the work submitted. Failure to do so is dishonest and is the basis for a charge of cheating or plagiarism, which is subject to disciplinary action.
Cheating includes but is not necessarily limited to:
Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, failure to indicate the source with quotation marks or footnotes where appropriate if any of the following are reproduced in the work submitted by a student: