As a student at Jackson State, you will be a member of the academic community through your work inside and outside of the classroom. In high school, you probably learned about documenting sources properly and avoiding plagiarism. At the college level, plagiarism is considered to be a serious violation of academic integrity, even if it is not intentional. Here at Jackson State, we take academic integrity seriously, and we're here to help you learn to document and use sources appropriately in a college setting.

In the following pages, you will find information on the different forms of plagiarism, proper scholarly procedure, and links to helpful websites. Always use the resources available to you as a Jackson State student to avoid violating the academic integrity policy -- your professors, your deans, and your academic support networks, including the Writing Center, a free campus service for all student writers.

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