Academic Integrity


What is Academic Dishonesty?

Academic dishonesty at Bellevue College includes, but is not limited to, cheating, plagiarism, and fabrication.

  • Cheating includes any attempt to give or obtain unauthorized assistance relating to the completion of an academic assignment.  This can include working with a classmate on homework or a take-home test without permission from the instructor.
  • Plagiarism includes using another person’s ideas, writings, or work without proper citation to complete an academic assignment. It can also include submitting projects, papers, and other assignments for credit when you have submitted the same assignment for credit in another course. The Academic Success Center offers tips for avoiding plagiarism.
  • Fabrication includes falsifying data, information, or citations in completing an academic assignment.  It also includes providing false or deceptive information to an instructor about completing an assignment.

Other types of dishonesty are also prohibited.  These could include, but are not limited to:

  • Forging, altering, or submitting falsified (fake) documents.  An example of this would be forging a parent, instructor, or counselor’s signature on registration forms.
  • Misusing any college document, record, or instrument of identification.
  • Tampering with an election conducted by or for college students.
  • Furnishing false information, or failing to furnish correct information, in response to the requestor requirement of a college officer or employee.  The most common example is giving a fake name to avoid trouble.

Last Updated April 15, 2022