Dominican University of California is an academic community. All of our community members are expected to abide by ethical standards both in his/her conduct and in his/her exercise of responsibilities toward other members of the community. Students, faculty members, administrators, and staff are expected to adopt standards of behavior that place a high value on respecting the ideas of others. All intellectual accomplishments—examinations, papers, lectures, experiments, and other projects—should adhere to the highest standards of academic integrity and ethics. Fundamental to the principle of independent learning is the requirement of honesty and integrity in the performance of academic assignments, both in the classroom and outside. Students should avoid academic dishonesty in all of its forms, including plagiarism, cheating, and other forms of academic misconduct. The University reserves the right to determine in any given instance what action constitutes a violation of academic honesty and integrity.
The University subscribes to a plagiarism detection site. Your course instructor may require that certain assignments be submitted through this site. By submitting your paper, you agree to grant Dominican University of California permission to retain a copy of your paper to be used for future plagiarism checking. However, if this is a student submitted draft for plagiarism checking only it will NOT be added to the database for future checking.