I, _______________________________________, have read the ... understand the academic dishonesty policy as described herein and by... Course Number and Name

Course Number and Name
Semester, Year
I, _______________________________________, have read the syllabus and fully
understand the academic dishonesty policy as described herein and by the University. As
defined in the 2004-2006 Undergraduate Catalog of West Chester University,
“academic dishonesty… includes but is not limited to academic
cheating; plagiarism; the sale, purchase, or exchange of term papers
or research papers; falsification of information which includes any
form of providing false or misleading information, written, electronic,
or oral; or of altering or falsifying official institutional records.
Plagiarism is defined as copying another’s work or portions thereof
and/or using ideas and concepts of another and presenting them as
one’s own without giving proper credit to the source.” (p. 46)
I understand that the penalty for engaging in academic dishonesty and/or plagiarism may
be expulsion from the business program and/or University. I further understand that it is
my responsibility to make sure I understand how to correctly document the words and
ideas of others. Ignorance is not a legitimate defense for plagiarism.
Print your name
Signature, date
Please sign and return the original to the professor. Keep a copy for your own records.