Academic Integrity

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Molloy University is Committed to Academic Integrity

At Molloy University, all students are required to uphold our Academic Honor Pledge.

Molloy has serious consequences for violations of academic integrity.

Expectations of Academic Integrity for All Students:

Engaging in any form of academic dishonesty is an academic infraction subject to referral to the student conduct process. Students will be held accountable for infractions regarding cheating, plagiarism, facilitating academic dishonesty, falsifying documents and fabrication.  The consequences for such behavior include, but are not limited to, participating in an interactive online academic integrity course with a written final paper, suspension, or dismissal. The instructor may also impose a penalty to your course grade.

Academic infractions include but are not limited to:
(From the 2022-2023 Molloy University Student Handbook, page 95.)

  1. Cheating – utilizing an unauthorized source other than self during an exam, in completing an assignment, or during a take home academic exercise. Examples of cheating include, but are not limited to:
    1. Copying from a peer or an unauthorized source during an academic exercise or willingly allowing another to copy your work.
    2. Unauthorized collaboration on homework, assignments, or examinations.
    3. Obtaining and/or using an unauthorized test, examination, quiz, etc. prior to its administration.
  2. Fabrication – intentional and unauthorized falsification or invention of any information.
  3. Facilitating academic dishonesty – includes, among other things, intentionally or knowingly helping or attempting to help someone commit an act of academic dishonesty. For example, allowing another to copy from you during an examination, doing work for another and allowing her/him to represent it as her/his own, and supplying information regarding examinations to others.
  4. Plagiarism – includes, among other things, failure to document the direct words of another or the rephrasing of another’s words so as to represent them as one’s own; handing in another’s paper or project as one’s own; or reusing substantial portions of a previously done assignment in response to a current assignment, without first obtaining approval for same from the instructor. It is irrelevant whether the theft was intentional and deliberate or accidental.
  5. Falsifying Documents – includes, among other things, forging signatures of authorization, falsifying information on any official academic records, etc.

Reports of a possible infraction of Molloy’s Academic Integrity policies are referred to the Dean of Students Office for investigation using this online report form.

Instructors and students can direct questions to