Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is from a Latin word for kidnapper.  The act of kidnapping is the act of stealing.  To use someone else’s ideas or words as one’s own would qualify as having plagiarized or stolen their work.  Plagiarism can be applied to written work (i.e., papers, diagrams, statistical tables), to material from the Internet, CD-ROM’s or other electrical sources and to examinations and tests.

Sitting Bull College’s penalties for plagiarism and cheating may include but are not limited to the following:

  • re-writing the assignment in question
  • receiving an “F” on the assignment or test in question
  • failing the course in which the assignment was submitted
  • academic suspension

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