International Day of Action Against Contract Cheating

The fifth annual International Day of Action Against Contract Cheating occurred on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. Contract cheating is a form of academic dishonesty where students get academic work completed on their behalf, which they then submit for academic credit as if they created it themselves. Some examples of contract cheating include using Chegg, CourseHero, or other websites to get answers to questions you are supposed to answer on your own, getting work from friends who have taken the class before, and copying a friend's work, to name a few.

I don't cheat because...

We asked our students why they don't cheat. Take a look at some of their responses.

Ciara Baez.

Ciara Baez

"If I did, I would be cheating myself out of an education and violating the integrity of not only myself, but all the organizations I work under."

- Ciara Baez, Legal Studies/Criminology, Class of 2022

Aniruddh Devaiya.

Aniruddh Devaiya

"A higher GPA doesn't define my self-esteem."

- Aniruddh Devaiya, Electrical Engineering, Class of 2023

Maria Gaminde.

Maria Gaminde

"It affects my future performance since I will not develop the skills of dedication and diligence."

- Maria Gaminde, Business Administration, Class of 2024

Iris Huang.

Iris Huang

"It provides value to my degree as employers who are seeking for honest people to bring positive influence in the work environment."

- Iris Huang, Environmental Studies, Class of 2021

Sofia Johnson .

Sofia Johnson

"I will not be able to do my job in the future, unless I learn how to, honestly. I learn the skills of my career by doing the work, going to class lectures and sometimes learning from my mistakes through failure. It would be a waste of money to cheat in college."

- Sofia Johnson, Accounting, Class of 2023

Joey Lin.

Joey Lin

"It is a dismissal of the learning process."

- Joey Lin, Biological Sciences, Class of 2023

Julia Liu.

Julia Liu

"It only takes one time to get caught to ruin the trust with my professors, which may affect my future."

- Julia Liu, Biomedical Engineering, Class of 2024

Jeremy Raymore.

Jeremy Raymore

"If I did, I would learn nothing. I'm here to grow my character and my knowledge of what I'm passionate about. Doing the work is where that happens."

- Jeremy Raymore, Linguistics and Music, Class of 2021

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