Respect for Academic Honesty

Academic integrity is the foundation on which learning at Moravian College, Moravian Theological Seminary, and the Comenius Center is built. The institution expects students to perform their academic work honestly and fairly. In addition, students of the institution (this includes visiting students) should neither hinder nor unfairly assist the efforts of other students to complete their work successfully. In an academic community, students are encouraged to help one another learn. Because no two students learn in exactly the same way or take exactly the same things away from a lecture, students are encouraged to study together. The boundaries of what is or is not acceptable work may not always be clear; thus, if at any point in their academic work at the institution, students are uncertain about their responsibilities as scholars or about the propriety of a particular action, the instructor should be consulted.

Failure to respect academic honesty includes but is not limited to:

  • Plagiarism.
  • Cheating.
  • Helping or hindering others.
  • False testimony.
  • Violations of copyright law.
  • Damage to academic resources.

Further information about academic policies can be found in the appropriate section of this handbook. Violations will result in significant penalties.