Student Success

Academic Integrity

Morehouse is an academic community. All members of the community are expected to abide by ethical standards both in their conduct and in their exercise of responsibilities toward other members in the community. The College expects students to understand and adhere to basic standards of honesty and academic integrity. These standards include but are not limited to the following:

  • In projects and assignments prepared independently, students must never represent the ideas or the language of others as their own.
  • Students must not destroy or alter either the work of other students or the educational resources and materials of the College.
  • Students must not take unfair advantage of fellow students by representing work completed for one course as original work for another or by deliberately disregarding course rules and regulations.
  • Unless directed by the faculty member, students should neither give nor receive assistance in examinations.
  • In laboratory or research projects involving the collection of data, students must accurately report data observed and not alter data for any reason.

Academic misconduct is treated as a serious issue. When an instructor concludes that the above standards have been disregarded, it is his or her responsibility to make the evidence available to the student and also to report the incident to the Assistant Provost for Student Success via Reports should be filed no later than 15 days from the date the possible misconduct is discovered. A student who wishes to report a possible violation should provide the instructor of the course with a signed and dated description of the matter.

The instructor is free to assign any academic penalty, including failure in the course, for violations of the academic honesty regulations. Faculty who suspect a student of academic misconduct and need help with the process may consult with the Office of Student Success.