Academic misconduct in Department of Sociology courses will be appropriately sanctioned and reported in accordance with LSA policies. It is the responsibility of every student to know what constitutes academic misconduct and how to avoid it.

What is academic misconduct?
Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:
cheating;
plagiarism;
unacceptable collaboration;
falsification of data, records, and official documents;
and aiding and abetting another’s academic dishonesty.

What are some examples of each kind of academic misconduct? (pdf)

What happens if I violate the LSA standards for academic integrity?
The LSA Assistant Dean has the authority to impose sanctions such as community service, notation on a student’s official academic record, permanent expulsion, and even withholding a student’s degree.  

How can I avoid plagiarism in my coursework? (pdf)