COS Plagiarism Policy
Adopted by the COS Academic Senate, December 1999.

Plagiarism is an act of theft committed by a writer who is stealing someone else’s words or ideas. Plagiarism is an act of dishonesty. Whether intentionally or unintentionally, a writer is misrepresenting someone else's words or ideas as his or her own.


(These examples are not inclusive of every form of plagiarism possible and should not be considered as such.)


At the discretion of the instructor, a student who plagiarizes, whether intentionally or unintentionally, may experience any of the following consequences:

If the student is reported to the Vice President, Student Services/Research, for disciplinary action, the Vice President will review the report and begin formal disciplinary actions according to the College's policies on student misconduct.