Academic Honesty

Students and staff of Delaware Technical Community College have an obligation to participate in the academic life of the college in a responsible and intellectually honest manner. As members of the Delaware Tech community, the students have responsibilities and duties commensurate with their rights and privileges. One of these responsibilities is to be honest and forthright in their academic work. To falsify the results of one's work, to steal the words or ideas of another, or to cheat on an examination corrupts the academic process. This policy was developed to define academic dishonesty and to outline sanctions for those rare occasions when academic honesty is breached. Students concede to the College the right to require the withdrawal of any student at any time when it is necessary to safeguard the College's ideals of scholarship and character.