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Download complete document: Dealing with Plagiarism by Graduate Students

Plagiarism is intellectual theft. It occurs when an individual submits or presents the oral or written work of another person as his or her own. This applies to draft work and oral presentations as well as to final submissions. Failing to properly cite the work of another also constitutes plagiarism, even if it is accidental.

Plagiarism by graduate students will be reported to the College of Graduate Studies. For complete details on the process and disciplinary procedures, download the document Dealing with Plagiarism by Graduate Students.

You are responsible for understanding what constitiutes plagiarism, and for ensuring that you do not commit any act of plagiarism under any circumstances.

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