Plagiarism Information for Students

The Catalog and Student Handbook of Saint Mary's University School of Graduate and Special Programs states the following:

Plagiarism is the inclusion of someone else's words, ideas, or data as one's own.  When a student submits work for credit that includes the words, ideas, or data of others, the source of that information must be acknowledged through complete, accurate, and specific citations, as well as quotation marks if verbatim statements are included.  By placing their name on work submitted for credit, students certify the originality of all work not otherwise identified by appropriate acknowledgements. (p. 26, "Academic Dishonesty")

Plagiarism is a serious academic offense and carries severe penalties.  If you have questions about plagiarism, consult the Writing Center or click on one of the Web sites below.

1. Twin Cities Writing Center Plagiarism Information
2. Colorado State University 
3. DePauw University
4. University of California, Davis

Plagiarism Information for Faculty click here.

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