Academic honesty is a necessity in a learning community. It makes coherent discourse possible, and is a necessary condition for all sharing, dialogue and evaluation. All forms of academic dishonesty, including but not limited to plagiarism, cheating, and fabrications are violations of Evergreen’s Social Contract (see Social Contract section).
Plagiarism is defined as the conscious appropriation or imitation of the language, ideas, and thoughts of another author or authors, and the representation of them as one’s own original work. In graduate student papers, case studies, and theses, the language, ideas and thoughts of another author or authors must always be acknowledged and properly cited. It is the responsibility of each student in the graduate programs of The Evergreen State College to confer with the faculty and/or appropriate style manual about the accepted scholarly methods of citing the language, ideas, and thoughts of others.
A proven case of plagiarism by a graduate student will result in the loss of credit and possible dismissal from the graduate program.