Notre Dame has a strong Undergraduate Academic Code of Honor; students receive an orientation to it before they arrive on campus. As a precondition for course registration, all undergraduates pledge:
As a member of the Notre Dame community, I will not participate in or tolerate academic dishonesty.
The Kaneb Center strongly urges instructors to address plagiarism before it becomes a problem. Take a positive approach; contact us about designing assignments in ways that encourage academic honesty.
Technology is available which can check for plagiarism in student work. If a Notre Dame instructor believes this is necessary, the Provost’s Office can provide an individual license to Turnitin.com at university expense.
At Notre Dame
- Contact: Turnitin licenses, Sue Penrod (631–5716)
- Faculty Guide to the Academic Code of Honor
- Guidelines for students in the Department of Philosophy (as an example of a best practice for reducing plagiarism)
- Faculty Tips on Preventing Plagiarism (Canisius College)
[updated June 2015]