The Department of English and Humanities established
the following plagiarism policy in 2002:
Plagiarism is the act of
presenting anotherís words or ideas as your own writing
without acknowledging your debt to the original source.
Plagiarism can include not only quoted material that is not
cited and credited but also summaries or paraphrases of
material that are not cited and credited. Plagiarism can
also include submitting a paper that someone else wrote or
one that was substantially revised by someone else.
Plagiarism can be unintentional as well as intentional. To
avoid plagiarism, submit your own work and be sure to credit
and cite sources properly. If you have any questions about
proper documentation, see your instructor.
Plagiarism constitutes academic misconduct
according to university policy. A student who turns in
plagiarized work will receive a failing grade for the
assignment and may face dismissal from the course. In
addition, the incident will be reported to the chair of the
English and Humanities Department. The chair, in
consultation with the faculty member, will then determine
whether circumstances warrant a formal charge of academic
misconduct as set forth in the SSU Student Handbook.