The Honor Code *

The Honor Code at the University of Silicon Andhra calls upon each student to exhibit a high degree of maturity, responsibility, and personal integrity. Students are expected to:

  • Act honestly in all matters;
  • Actively encourage academic integrity;
  • Discourage any form of cheating or dishonesty by others; and
  • Inform the instructor and appropriate University administrator if a student has a reasonable and good faith belief and substantial evidence that a violation of the Honor Code has occurred.
Conduct in conflict with the Honor Code includes, but is not limited to:

Cheating: Cheating is the willful giving or receiving of an unauthorized or dishonest advantage to/from another. Cheating may be accomplished by any means whatsoever, including, but not limited to, the following: fraud, duress, deception, theft, talking, signs, and gestures. Attempted cheating is also considered cheating. Examples of cheating include, but are not limited to:

  • Use of resources not authorized by the instructor for the completion of an assignment or exam.
  • Copying graded assignments from another student or giving one’s work to be copied or used by another student for credit.
  • Working together on an assignment when not specifically permitted by the instructor.
  • Looking at another student’s paper during an examination, allowing a student to look at one’s paper, or giving answers to another during an examination.
  • Looking at text or notes during an examination when not specifically permitted by the instructor.
  • Doing homework, taking an exam, writing a paper, or doing any other coursework for another student or allowing another person to do it for you, when not specifically permitted by the instructor.
  • Using any technological/communication tool not authorized by the instructor during an exam.
  • Engaging in behavior specifically prohibited by an instructor during class discussions, in the course syllabus, or via other course specific communication means or tools.

Plagiarism: Presenting as one’s own, the work or the opinions of someone else without proper acknowledgement. Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to:

  • Failing to give credit for ideas, statements of facts, or conclusions derived by another author; failure to use quotation marks when quoting directly from another, whether it is a paragraph, a sentence, or part thereof; failure to cite properly the work of another person.
  • Submitting an assignment purchased or obtained from a “research” or term paper service.
  • Submitting an assignment, whole or in part, obtained from an internet or other unauthorized resource.
  • Giving a speech or oral presentation written by another and claiming it as one’s own work.

Other Academic Dishonesty: Other forms of academic dishonesty include, but are not limited to:
Planning with one or more students to commit any form of academic dishonesty.

  • Lying to an instructor or providing any misrepresentation of information in order to receive any academic advantage or accommodation.
  • Submitting papers or speeches for credit that are substantially the same in two or more classes without prior written approval of the instructors involved.
  • Removing tests from the classroom without approval of the instructor, or misappropriating any portion of a test, either physically or electronically.
  • Altering answers on a scored test or any graded work and submitting it for a higher grade without explicitly articulating the alterations made.

* Several sections of this policy document were adopted directly from the University of Pacific’s policy. UofSA has obtained permission from the University of Pacific to use some of their policy documents as is until UofSA specific policies are developed. UofSA hereby thanks the University of Pacific for their exemplary generosity.