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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.


What's New

Visit Student Planning for a list of the courses offered by the History department in Fall 2023. Students wishing to register for a closed (full) course must visit the Academic Advising Website and submit a course override request form (the link will be on the page under Fall 2023 Course Override Requests) requesting an override. Please do not submit your request directly to the course instructor or to the Department Chair. All course overrides are reviewed by the department chair and are only approved if there are extenuating circumstances. The override request will not be processed if there is a time conflict with your existing schedule, you do not have 6th course permission from your advisor, or if there is a financial hold on your account.