As educational institutions, the University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College seek to nurture a high standard of academic honesty and integrity in students, faculty, and staff. All persons are expected to present and represent their own original work and to fully and properly credit sources of information used in the preparation of their own original work. Any person committing an act of plagiarism, cheating, attendance fraud, or other form of academic dishonesty is subject to the fullest measure of consequences, including course failure and suspension. Repeated violations will subject the student to automatic academic suspension with failing grades for not less than one academic year. Failing grades assigned because of academic dishonesty will not be eligible for forgiveness under the Academic Policy.