Academic Honesty

Academic honesty is expected of all students at Trevecca Nazarene University. It is an integral part of the educational process where learning takes place in an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect. Each student is responsible to maintain high standards of academic ethics, personal honesty, and moral integrity. Dishonest academic behavior will be dealt with fairly and firmly.

The following types of infractions may result in course failure and/or program termination:

  1. Plagiarism, using another’s statements or thoughts without giving the source appropriate credit;
  2. Cheating on an exam;
  3. Unauthorized multiple submission of papers;
  4. Submitting for credit a borrowed or purchased paper (e.g., life learning paper, prior-learning documentation worksheet, summary paper, etc.);
  5. Defacing or unauthorized removal of course materials either from the classroom or library;
  6. Dishonesty in reporting reading;
  7. Signing the roll for someone who is not present in class;
  8. Falsifying documentation.


For the above types of infractions, penalties may range from the resubmission of an assignment to a failing grade for the course and/or immediate dismissal. Penalties are at the discretion of the instructor in consultation with the Associate Vice President and Dean of the School of Graduate and Continuing Studies. If a student wishes to appeal any penalty, he or she should follow the Academic Grievance Policy for Classes in Process.