Loyola University Maryland

Department of History

Academic Honesty / Plagiarism

Academic Honesty and the Honor Code

All students of the University are expected to understand the meaning of the Loyola University Maryland Honor Code. Ignorance of the Code is not a valid reason for committing an act of academic dishonesty. The following constitute violations of the Code and are defined in the Community Standards Handbook: cheating, stealing, lying, forgery, plagiarism, and the failure to report a violation. In addition, according to History Department policy, violations of the Honor Code will result in failure (a grade of "F") for the course.


Plagiarism entails representing someone else's work as your own. Such behavior is unacceptable and will result in severe penalties. In the case of papers, cheating includes the use of other people's ideas without proper footnoting or the use of other people's words without quotation marks and footnoting. Anyone caught cheating or helping someone else to cheat, whether on an exam, a quiz, or a paper, should expect to fail the course as per History Department policy. If you do not understand the definition of plagiarism, be sure to confer with your professor.

Sara Scalenghe

Sara Scalenghe, Ph.D.

Originally from Italy, this associate professor of history has also lived in Syria, Lebanon, and Egypt, and is passionate about her scholarship in Middle Eastern and North African history