Plagiarism is using your own or another person’s published or unpublished work by paraphrase or direct quotation without full and clear acknowledgement. Plagiarism is a serious breach of academic integrity, and is considered a breach of the Code of Student Conduct. The college expects that students will submit their original work, in their own words, representing their own ideas and judgments. Students will appropriately cite and document ideas, words and works used. Penalties for plagiarism will be determined by the instructor, the Dean for Students and/or the Student Conduct Board as the situation warrants.