The Honor System at Stevens was developed to fulfill two objectives. It insures that work submitted by students can be trusted as their own and was performed in an atmosphere of honesty and fair play. A secondary function of the Honor System is to promote, both on the campus and in the individual student, a sense of honor in preparation for the professional world.
In order for this Honor System to be effective, the continued support and cooperation of the student body, faculty, and administration is needed. In addition, the Honor System's governing body, the Honor Board, serves to ensure that the integrity of the system is upheld.Read More
A student in a European History class signs his name and the Honor Pledge before beginning his exam. During the test, he blanks on several key dates that he studied the night before. He excuses himself to go to the bathroom, at which point he looks up the forgotten information on his phone. After confidently filling in the remainder of the test, the student feels guilty for what he has done. He then hands the exam to his professor and asks her not to grade it. Should any students be found guilty of an Honor System violation? If yes, what penalty should be assigned?
The dictionary defines plagiarism as the act of "...stealing and using the ideas, writings, or inventions of another as one's own" or ".... taking passages, plots, or ideas from another and using them as one's own".
The Honor Board at Stevens Institute of Technology upholds the dictionary's definition of plagiarism.