Cheating directly affects the reputation of the Department and University and lowers the morale of other students. As is consistent with departmental policy, incidents of cheating on homework assignments or lab reports will result in a grade of zero on that assignment, while cheating on exams will result in a failing grade in the course. All incidents of cheating will be reported to the Office of Student Conduct where records of academic misconduct are maintained.
Presenting another person's work as your own constitutes cheating, whether that person is a friend or an unknown student in this class or a previous semester's class. Everything you turn in must be your own doing, and it is your responsibility to make it clear to the grader that it really is your own work. If you are not sure whether a particular interaction is appropriate, consult the instructor or aTA before you turn in the assignment.