Academic Integrity

The aim of the faculty of Lincoln Memorial University is to foster a spirit of complete honesty and a high standard of integrity. The attempt of any student to present work as his/her own that he/she has not honestly performed is regarded by the faculty and administration as a very serious offense and renders the offender liable to severe consequences and possible suspension. All Academic Integrity Violations are addressed and adjudicated by the Division of Academic Affairs at the discretion of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. Certain programs have their own policies and procedures for addressing academic integrity issues. Please see the relevant program-specific handbook/catalog or Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalogs for additional information.


LMU prohibits dishonesty of any kind on examinations or written assignments. These include: unauthorized possession of examination questions, the use of unauthorized notes during an examination, obtaining information during an examination from another student, assisting others to cheat, altering grade records, or entering any campus office without permission. Violations will subject the student to disciplinary action.


LMU prohibits offering the work of another as one's own without proper acknowledgment. Any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical material taken from books, magazines, encyclopedias, other reference works, or the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student has committed plagiarism.

Some departments or schools maintain additional rules regarding academic integrity, and students should become familiar with those policies.