Academic Integrity

in·teg·ri·ty  \in-ˈte-grə-tē\
1. adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty. (

Middlesex Community College seeks to foster a climate for academic achievement, personal growth, and community engagement, based on a strong sense of mutual respect, integrity and social responsibility.  Students have an obligation to be knowledgeable of and comply with the Code of Conduct which specifically addresses academic integrity violations.  Students must also understand and abide by the policies of their individual faculty or face potential consequences as dictated by the syllabus and/or the Code of Conduct.

Cheating is scholastic dishonesty and students caught cheating may be subject to disciplinary action.  These violations occur in many forms and faculty address cases on an individual basis according to their policy.  MCC asserts plagiarism is representing, intentionally or unintentionally, the words or ideas of another as one's own work in any academic exercise without correctly acknowledging its source. It is the responsibility of the student to understand the instructor's expectations within each course.

Last Modified: 3/26/24