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Student Rights and Responsibilities

Cheating and Plagiarism


Adjudicating cases of cheating and plagiarism involves at least two aspects of the student's status within the University. The first directly affects the student's academic status in the University. The second may involve disciplinary action, which also may jeopardize the student's ability to remain enrolled in the University. When an instructor believes a student is cheating and/or plagiarizing, he/she must still preserve the student's right to due process and confidentiality in handling the situation according to this policy on cheating and plagiarism and Executive Order 1098, Student Disciplinary Procedures for the California State University.