Intellectual and academic honesty are at the heart of academic life of any university. It is the responsibility of all members of our academic community to abide by Duke's strict expectations regarding proper citation of sources. It is also critically important to resist strenuously the temptation to cheat. Acts of academic dishonesty, including plagiarism and cheating, are considered very serious offenses. Students found guilty of plagiarism, cheating, or other forms of academic dishonesty are generally suspended. The academic and non-academic offenses recognized at Duke and the range of sanctions imposed for them are explained in the Duke Community Standard in Practice: A Guide for Undergraduates distributed to each incoming student. Please read this document carefully and make sure you understand its content.
Last updated: August 24, 2007