Academic Integrity

It is the aim of the faculty of LMU-DCOM to foster a spirit of complete honesty and a high standard of integrity. The attempt of any student to present as his/her own work that he/she has not honestly performed is regarded by the faculty and administration as a very serious offense and renders the offender liable to severe consequences and possible dismissal.


Dishonesty of any kind on examinations or written assignments, unauthorized possession of examination questions, the use of unauthorized notes (either written or electronic) during an examination, obtaining information during an examination from another student, assisting others to cheat, altering grade records, or illegally entering an office are instances of cheating. Cell phones, smart phones, and smart watches are not permitted during examinations. A student who is found to have a cell phone or smart device on their person during an examination will receive a zero for that examination and will be subject to dismissal.


Offering the work of another as one's own without proper acknowledgement is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical material taken from books, magazines, encyclopedias, or other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student has committed plagiarism. Students should become familiar with any standing policies differing from these general expectations as per their academic department and / or school.