Student members of the George Mason University community pledge not to cheat, plagiarize, steal, or lie in matters related to academic work. The University expects faculty and staff to refer cases of academic dishonesty to Academic Integrity, which is an office of University Life.
You can help your students understand the honor code and their obligations in a number of ways. Two important first steps are: 1) including a statement about the Honor Code on your syllabus and 2) taking time during your first class meeting to discuss your class expectations and what behaviors are allowed. For example, in some courses, students are not allowed to collaborate on assignments. In others, students are expected to submit original work for each new course. Make your expectations clear.
All suspected incidents of academic misconduct must be reported to the Office of Academic Integrity.
The Office of Academic Integrity has many resources available to assist you.