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Any student whose conduct on or off campus becomes unsatisfactory in the judgment of university officials in light of the foregoing statements or policies will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action. Disciplinary action can be initiated by campus police, students, staff, faculty, or administrative personnel. No student will be permitted to graduate or officially withdraw from East Carolina University while disciplinary action is pending against him or her. Unwarranted charges shall not be subject to disciplinary action. A student may be charged with offenses as a principal directly involved in the crime or as an accessory.

Violating academically the Honor Code, which consists of the following:

  • Cheating: The actual giving or receiving of any unauthorized aid or assistance or the giving or receiving of any unfair advantage on any form of any academic work.
  • Plagiarism: Copying the language, structure, ideas, and/or thoughts of another and passing same as one’s original work.
  • Falsification: Statement of any untruth, either verbally or in writing, regarding any circumstances relative to academic work.
  • Attempts: Action toward the commission of any act that would constitute an academic violation as defined herein (that is, cheating, plagiarism, and/or falsification) shall be deemed to be a violation of the Honor Code and may be punishable to the same extent as if the attempted act had been completed or consummated.

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