English Department Plagiarism Statement
Plagiarism statement for the Viterbo English department (adopted fall 2002) You commit plagiarism when you use another person's words or ideas without acknowledgment, either intentionally or unintentionally. You commit plagiarism when you incorporate into your own writing words or ideas from a print source, an electronic source, or directly from another person without citing that source.
Plagiarism is a serious offense within an academic community. At Viterbo University, the sanctions for plagiarism range from failure for the assignment to expulsion from the university.
The Viterbo English department is currently framing a complete description of plagiarism. The page will include advice on how to avoid it. In the mean time, Hamilton College has a good page devoted to the subject. Click here to see it.