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Academic Standards

As outlined by the Office of Student Conduct and Tiger Lore, the University's student handbook, the Honor Code at the University of the Pacific calls upon each student to exhibit a high degree of maturity, responsibility, and personal integrity. Students are expected to:

1) Act honestly in all matters;
2) Actively encourage academic integrity;
3) Discourage any form of cheating or dishonesty by others;
4) Inform the instructor and appropriate university administrator if she or he has a reasonable and good faith belief and substantial evidence that a violation of the Honor Code has occurred.

Conduct in conflict with the Honor Code includes, but is not limited to: 

1.1. Cheating - Cheating is the willful giving or receiving of an unauthorized or dishonest advantage to/from another. Cheating may be accomplished by any means whatsoever, including, but not limited to, the following: fraud, duress, deception, theft, talking, signs, and gestures. Attempted cheating is also considered cheating.
1.2. Plagiarism - Plagiarism involves presenting as one's own, the work, or the opinions of someone else without proper acknowledgement.
1.3 Other forms of Academic Dishonesty - Please visit the University Honor Code for additional examples.

The Honor Code, by which all students are expected to abide, can be found in detail here. Tiger Lore contains a detailed explanation of the consequences for violations of the Honor Code. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Student Conduct.