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Siena College Statement on Academic Integrity

The concept of academic integrity lies at the very heart of any college. This is particularly true of Siena with its strong Franciscan tradition and its dedication to fostering sound moral growth. In such an environment, academic dishonesty cannot be tolerated. Students who commit such acts expose themselves to punishments as severe as dishonorable dismissal from the College.

Academic dishonesty can take different forms, including, but not limited to: cheating [dishonesty in a test situation], plagiarism [dishonesty in the pre­sentation of materials in a paper or report], and computer abuse. In any situation in which a student is unsure of what constitutes academic dishonesty, it is the student’s responsibility to raise the question with his or her instructor. It is also the student’s responsibility to be familiar with the student guidelines on academic honesty, “Academic Integrity Violations,”

The Siena Committee on Academic Integrity hears cases of alleged academ­ic dishonesty. This student/faculty committee reviews evidence for and against the accused. If the student is found guilty, the committee will determine the appropriate sanction(s), which may include failure of the course, suspension from the College, or permanent dismissal. A statement of the reasons for such sanctions will be placed in the student’s file.

Alleging ignorance of what constitutes academic dishonesty or of the College’s policy on the subject will not be considered a valid explanation or excuse.



Welcome to the Plagiarism Resources Guide.  Here you will find links to online tutorials, videos, and other web sources.  The resources listed are just a selection from those available.  

What is Plagiarism?

The Oxford English Dictionary (online) defines plagarism as:

"The action or practice of taking someone else's work, idea, etc., and passing it off as one's own; literary theft."

"plagiarism, n." OED Online. Oxford University Press, March 2014. Web. 23 May 2014.

Specifically for Faculty

EBSCO e-Book Collection

For a comprehensive search of Siena's holdings, search the EBSCO Academic eBook Collection.  (Available only to the Siena community.) Unlike the ConnectNY e-books, these e-books are not included in CYRIL, but they are in our new Discover search  The following are a selection from what is available:


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Catherine Crohan
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Standish Library, room 133
(518) 782-6725


The following are just a selection of books about plagiarism and academic integrity available from the Standish Library.