Academic honesty is one of the important values that enable us to function as a university.
The spirit of honest inquiry requires that we properly cite the sources used in our
studies and writing. It is important for us to be able to trust each other as we learn
from each other's presentations, written work, and visual communication in order to
keep the teaching/learning enterprise functioning well.
Academic honesty is even more critical at a university that offers a Christian education.
Respect for other individuals' work means that we will give them proper credit for
their thoughts and expressions whenever used as a resource for our own projects and
Please be sure to study the current Catalog and your professor's course syllabus in order to ensure that you understand the meaning
and application of academic honesty.
Southern Adventist University takes academic integrity so seriously that we have contracted
with a company called turnitin.com. This company provides resources for students and a service for professors who may
need to verify the academic integrity with which papers or projects have been prepared
Another resource is a guide that highlights the current state of plagiarism on college
campuses and advises on how to detect and prevent plagiarism:
Plagiarism Prevention and Awareness Guide: http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/plagiarism-prevention-and-awareness/