Academic Honesty

Illinois Institute of Technology expects students to maintain high standards of academic integrity. Students preparing for the practice of a profession are expected to conform to a code of integrity and ethical standards commensurate with the high expectations that society places upon the practitioners of a learned profession. No student may seek to gain an unfair advantage over another. It shall be a violation of this code for students to engage in conduct that violates the standards of their major academic discipline, the standards of the academic discipline in which they are engaged, the standards of a profession in which they are training, or the standards of the university set forth here. It is a violation for a matriculated or non-matriculated student, whether or not currently enrolled in the university, to knowingly engage or attempt to engage in:

  1. Misrepresenting any work submitted for credit as the product of a student's sole independent effort, such as using the ideas of others without attribution and other forms of plagiarism.
  2. The use of sources beyond those authorized by the instructor in any work submitted for credit.
  3. The use of any unauthorized assistance in taking quizzes, tests, or examinations.
  4. The acquisition, without permission, of tests, answer sheets, problem solutions or other academic material when such material has been withheld from distribution by the instructor. 
  5. Failure to abide by the instructions of an instructor or exam-proctor.
  6. Deliberate and harmful obstruction of the studies, research, or academic work of any member of the Illinois Institute of Technology community.
  7. Making material misrepresentation in any submission to or through any office of Illinois Institute of Technology to a potential employer, professional society, meeting, or organization.
  8. The intentional assistance of others in the violation of the standards set forth in this Code.

Refer to the Student Handbook (web.iit.edu/student-affairs/handbook) for specific details regarding disciplinary action and appeal procedures.

Note: Students in the Chicago-Kent College of Law are subject to the Chicago-Kent College of Law Code of Conduct.