Our Lady of
the Lake College, established by the Franciscan Missionaries of Our
Lady, is an interactive community dedicated to personal, academic,
and professional excellence. This is best accomplished within an
environment of mutual respect and civility, self-restraint, concern
for others, and academic integrity. By choosing to join this
community, I accept the obligation to live by these common values
and commit myself to the following principles.
As a member of the Our Lady of the Lake College
I will embrace the concept of a civil
community, which respects the rights and property of others and
abhors violence, theft, and exploitation of others;
By endorsing these
common principles, I accept a moral obligation to behave in ways
that contribute to a civil campus environment and resolve to support
this behavior in others. This commitment to civility is my promise
to the Our Lady of the Lake College and its community of scholars.
The Student Honor Code
We, the student
body of Our Lady of the Lake College, embrace the idea that honor is
an intangible quality which, if it pervades all phases of campus
life, tends to foster a spirit of dignity and personal integrity.
Upon enrolling at the college, we become part of the Our Lady of the
Lake College Honor System. We realize that honor must be cultivated,
that its success depends upon the combined and cooperative efforts
of the college(s) administration, faculty, staff and students.
Inherent in the honor system is the premise that students will not
perform or tolerate any violations of the Regulations Governing
Student Behavior published in the college’s Student Handbook.
As responsible members of the Our Lady of the Lake College
community, each of us freely accepts and proudly endorses this, our
code of honor.
Approved for publication
with revision by the Faculty Assembly on 5-26-98
I will not give or
receive any unauthorized aid on any examination or paper. In the
event that I witness anyone else doing so; I will report him/her
immediately to the instructor and/or the appropriate division
Approved for publication by
the Faculty Assembly on 5-26-98
is covered in the Student Handbook under Academic Dishonesty (Section
is a clear violation of academic integrity and implies conscious
deception on the part of the student performing the dishonest act.
Types of Academic
Cheating is the
fraudulent premeditated or unpremeditated act of deception on the
part of a student that misrepresents his/her mastery of
information on an academic exercise.
another student's exam paper or allowing another student to
copy from their exam paper.
course textbook or other materials not authorized for use
during an exam.
in cheating or lying in reference to clinical laboratory
settings, classroom assignments, or computer assignments, i.e.
copying assignments, etc.
receiving information without authority from or to any other
person during an exam.
is the deliberate violation of college policies and procedures by
possession of an examination either by stealing, buying,
selling or giving away all or part of the exam, including
reconstruction and/or distribution of exam.
of information given on college documents and/or records.
altering or being an accessory to the act of altering a test
paper grade, a grade in a grade book, other work for which a
grade is given or other college official academic records
which relate to grades.
is inappropriate both in the clinical laboratory setting and
classroom such as abusive language, threats, assault and
battery, and disruptive talking.
impairment in the college or clinical laboratory setting.
Fabrication is the
intentional use of false or invented information, data or research
with the intent to deceive.
your own any academic exercise that was prepared in full or
partially by another person. (e.g. written nursing care plans,
case studies, computer assignments or other written work).
information in a formal paper not taken from the reference
references not utilized to research or complete the academic
another student to substitute for oneself, to take a test or
doing so for another student.
Plagiarism is submitting someone else's work for
credit and utilizing their words, ideas or data without
acknowledging the information through proper use of references.
The undocumented use of a person or author's
main idea from a reference utilized in one's own work.
The undocumented paraphrasing of an author's
actual words without proper acknowledgment through specific
The undocumented, verbatim use of someone's
actual words or ideas without using quotation marks as well as
not crediting the source through accurate references.
Penalties for plagiarism fall under Sanction for Violation of
These are the penalties
that may be imposed by the administration of Our Lady of the Lake
College. Other penalties may be imposed at the discretion of individual
2.12.2 Sanctions for Violation
Failure by a student to
adhere to the "Regulations Governing Student Behavior" will subject
the student to one or a combination of more than one of the following
Official warning in
writing that continuation or repetition of violation or
inappropriate behavior may result in a more severe sanction.
Loss of Privilege:
Students may be
sanctioned and prohibited from the use of certain college
facilities, i.e. Skills Laboratory, Learning Resources Center,
misconduct may require reimbursement or otherwise compensate
another for damage or loss of property.
Student may receive
a formal written warning that the conduct is in violation of
college policies and the student's standing as a student is in
Student status may
be terminated at the college for no less than the remainder of the
Student status may
be terminated at the college permanently or for an indefinite
period of time.
The above sanctions do
not preclude other disciplinary actions that may be deemed warranted
by the college.
Plagiarism Policies I
Avoiding Plagiarism I
Penalties for Plagiarism