Your original work will document your own creativity and ability to apply what you have learned here, and you will want your work to be properly acknowledged. Likewise, it is important for you to learn how to properly acknowledge the contributions of others.
Understanding how to work in collaboration with others and how to properly incorporate their work into your own labors, and acknowledge them appropriately, demonstrates your intellectual maturity and professionalism. It is assumed that all students who come to Rose-Hulman have an earnest desire to cooperate with the faculty and eliminate practices, which interfere with or lessen the efficiency of the work of instruction. Membership in the student body carries with it a responsibility for accepting and living within the rules, policies and regulations of the institute. Every student will, therefore, be held accountable by college authorities for his or her conduct on all occasions.
Ignorance is not an excuse for lack of academic integrity. It is each student's responsibility to know the Rose-Hulman policy on academic honesty, including plagiarism, cheating, dishonest conduct and collusion, and to abide by the rules as stated in the Student Handbook.
This not only includes misrepresenting others' work as your own, but also summarizing, paraphrasing, use of any other material in your work and incorrect or incomplete citations and references. Using the same work for multiple courses is also dishonest.