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GRCC defines Academic Honesty as "any form of cheating and/or plagiarism which results in students giving or receiving unauthorized assistance in an academic exercise or receiving credit for work which is not their own." Read the Academic Honesty section of the Student Code of Conduct.
Academic honesty issues encompass a variety of real-life ethical issues students confront everyday, including:
- buying a term paper from a paper mill;
- cheating; using copyrighted information without attribution or permission;
- downloading music without paying for the intellectual property rights;
- poor note-taking and/or paraphrasing;
- outright plagiarism, etc.
Copyright Policy for GRCC Students
Copyright Notice Annual Disclosure For Students
Grand Rapids Community College is required under the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) to make an annual disclosure informing students that illegal distribution of copyrighted materials may lead to civil and/or criminal penalties.
Titles in Academic Honesty