International Day of Action Against Contract Cheating

The sixth annual International Day of Action Against Contract Cheating occurred on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. 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, Course Hero, 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.

Matt Myers.

"It won't help me in the future."

- Matt Myers, Communications

Grace Verweire.

Grace Verweire

"I want to know that I earned my degree honestly."

- Grace Verweire, Legal Studies

Amin Malekpour.

Amin Malekpour

 "I want to learn and cheating will not help me learn anything new."

- Amin Malekpour, Mechanical Engineering

Gabe Wallace.

Gabe Wallace

"You have a standard to uphold."

- Gabe Wallace, Sociology

Tyree O'Neil.

Tyree O'Neil

"I am confident in my studies."

- Tyree O'Neil, Human Health

Zahra Amos.

Zahra Amos

"I like to see where I really stand."

-Zahra Amos, Biological Sciences

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

Tyler Carter.

Tyler Carter

"It keeps everything fair and is the right thing to do."

- Tyler Carter, Chemistry

Monica Peoples.

Monica Peoples

"Your present behavior follows you into the future."

- Monica Peoples, Academic Performance Specialist

Iris Huang.

Iris Huang

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

- Iris Huang, Environmental Studies

Christina Sipior.

Christina Sipior

"I believe in personal growth and learning."

- Christina Sipior, Counseling/School Psychology

George Wolo.

George Wolo

"It's dishonest."

- George Wolo, Communications

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