Academic Integrity

It is the desire of SFBC&TS to create an environment of scholarly inquiry within the bounds of integrity. Christian witness demands that scholars present their research in truth and originality. Consequently, SFBC&TS’ administration and faculty take very seriously the issue of academic integrity.

Academic integrity covers a wide range of activities such as writing, testing, etc. The integrity of a student’s work is violated when the student has been involved in one or more of the following acts:

Cheating

Because of SFBC&TS’ commitment to truth and moral behavior, any form of cheating or use of means contrary to the prescribed instructions for the purpose of gaining an unfair advantage on graded requirements will not be tolerated. A student who is suspected of cheating will be confronted, and if found in violation, will be disciplined.

Plagiarism

"To take ideas, writing, etc., from another and pass them off as one’s own," (Webster’s New World Dictionary, 1980, p. 1087). In order to avoid plagiarism, the student needs to cite completely and accurately all sources from which an idea or phrase originates. Plagiarism also encompasses the misuse of another’s ideas and is not isolated to words or phrases.