Academic Dishonesty

Academic Dishonesty

CSU Global views academic dishonesty as any form of cheating which results in students giving or receiving unauthorized assistance in an academic exercise or receiving credit for work which is not their own.

The following is meant to be a non-exhaustive guide to help faculty and students understand what constitutes academic dishonesty.




Intentionally using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information, or study aids in any academic exercise (work submitted for credit).


Intentional and unauthorized falsification or invention of any information or citation in an academic exercise or of documentation meant to excuse or justify adjustments related to attendance or completion of work (e.g., exams, exercises, etc.).

Facilitation of Academic Dishonesty

Intentionally or knowingly helping another to commit any act of academic dishonesty.


Plagiarism is the adoption or reproduction of ideas, words, or statements of another person as one’s own either knowingly, carelessly, or without acknowledgment. Plagiarism can include submission of work written in part, or in whole, by a family member, friend, or associate.

Unauthorized Collaboration

Intentionally sharing information or working together in an academic exercise when such actions are not approved by the instructor. Individuals may study together, but all work submitted for credit must be the unique work of the individual student.

Reusing & Re purposing One's Own Work

No more than 20% of an assignment's content shall consist of quoted material (from either an external source or your own previously submitted content) unless the student has obtained permission from the current instructor.  When repeating a course, students must submit newly created work.

Academic Dishonesty Reporting by CSU Global Faculty

Any student suspected of academic dishonesty will be reported to the Office of Student Affairs for investigation.  

Students may dispute an accusation of dishonesty by first consulting with the instructor.  If the dispute remains unresolved, the student may then request a review by the Provost. 

Click here to learn more about Academic Dishonesty and the Hearing and Appeal Process (scroll down to academic dishonesty appeals).