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Academic Honesty

The Drake School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SJMC) is a community of scholars committed to the highest professional and personal standards. Members of this community accept responsibility for honesty and excellence in all of their interactions. Such integrity is the foundation of our academic and professional careers, and of our lives as ethical people.

Cheating, plagiarism and other forms of academic dishonesty by SJMC students, whether it occurs in class or in extra-curricular activities related to the communications profession, will not be tolerated. Academic dishonesty on the part of any student of another college or school enrolled in an SJMC class will also not be tolerated. Academic dishonesty constitutes grounds for penalties, ranging from failure in an academic exercise to suspension or dismissal from an SJMC class, the School and/or the University.

All SJMC students must read the SJMC Honor Code and sign a Pledge to abide by that Code.