Consequences of Plagiarism

Students who plagiarize or otherwise engage in academic dishonesty face serious consequences.  Sanctions may include, but are not limited to, failure on an assignment, grade reduction or course failure, suspension, and possibly dismissal.  Faculty members should consult with the Judicial Board Advisor in the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs to determine if a formal complaint should be filed.  The Advisor will guide the faculty member through the process of bringing a formal complaint as well as guide the student through the process of a Judicial Board hearing.

Breaches of the Academic Honor Code hurt the entire Bowdoin community.  They compromise the Bowdoin degree and tarnish the reputation of not only the individual but also the College. This web site is designed to help you avoid these consequences.