Have you ever noticed a fellow student...

  • Cheat on a test?
  • Use someone else's homework?
  • Pay someone else to write a paper?
  • Stop showing up to class?
  • Copy a paper word-for-word from the internet?

  If so, did you do something? If not, why?


Struggling with school?

If you or someone you know is struggling academically, don't give up!

Follow or share these success strategies:

  • Decide for yourself not to cheat.
  • Accept ownership for your academic success.
  • Set academic goals
  • Do not miss class
  • Study every day
  • Read and follow your class syllabus – plan ahead
  • Get help as soon as you need it
  • Build a relationship with your professor or the TA
  • Review all your exams
  • Participate in class


Academic misconduct can include:

  • Plagiarism (intentional or unintentional)
  • Cheat sheets/Other forms of cheating
  • Having someone take a test for you
  • Copying a test
  • Lying about circumstances
  • Having someone sign in for you


Consequences for academic misconduct can include:

  • Failing the class
  • Loss of credit in course
  • Written warning
  • Temporary transcript notation
  • Permanent transcript notation
  • Removed from major
  • Expulsion
  • Rescinding a degree

Remember! As a UTC student, you are being held to the honor code pledge:

I pledge that I will neither give nor receive unauthorized aid on any test or assignment. I understand that plagiarism constitutes a serious instance of unauthorized aid. I further pledge that I will exert every effort to insure that the Honor Code is upheld by others and that I will actively support the establishment and continuance of a campus-wide climate of honor and integrity.