The College Writing Program has a zero-tolerance policy regarding plagiarism.
Students who submit plagiarized work will be subject to consequences ranging from a grade of "F" on the assignment to suspension from the University.
Code of Student Conduct
For more on academic dishonesty and its consequences, see the Code of Student Conduct
The Campus Office of Student Judicial Affairs offers the following definition of plagiarism:
"Plagiarism is defined as use of intellectual material produced by another person without acknowledging its source, for example:
The online UC Berkeley Catalog states the following about plagiarism and its disciplinary consequences:
"Achievement and proficiency in subject matter include your realization that neither is to be achieved by cheating. An instructor has the right to give you an F on a single assignment produced by cheating without determining whether you have a passing knowledge of the relevant factual material. That is an appropriate academic evaluation for a failure to understand or abide by the basic rules of academic study and inquiry. An instructor has the right to assign a final grade of F for the course if you plagiarized a paper for a portion of the course, even if you have successfully and, presumably, honestly passed the remaining portion of the course. It must be understood that any student who knowingly aids in plagiarism or other cheating, e.g., allowing another student to copy a paper or examination question, is as guilty as the cheating student."