Plagiarism Policy

What is plagiarism?

Plagiarism is when another person’s ideas, words, writing or media (images/audio/video) are copied and passed off as your own without giving proper credit to the original author.

What are some examples of plagiarism?

– Someone else’s work is copied and pasted in its entirety or slightly altered to give the impression it is yours

– A few words, a couple of sentences or even an article (e.g. from Wikipedia) is stolen without giving credit to the author/source

– Citing a source that does not exist or is no longer active (e.g. a website)

– Combining two or more sources into one sentence, paragraph, page, or paper

– Not putting quotation marks around quotes


Is copying another student’s work plagiarism?

  • Copying another student’s essay is still considered plagiarism.

How can I avoid plagiarism?

Students should give credit to the author of the idea, article, or media.  For more information on how to properly cite another person’s work, visit

What is the plagiarism policy at Solomon College?

Solomon College, in consultation with Hospitality instructors, has developed a fair three-step plagiarism policy in line with other educational institutions.

First instance: The instructor will give the student a written warning.  Also, the student will have a chance to redo the assignment within 48 hours.

Second instance: The student will receive a failing grade on the assignment, and another warning.

Third instance: The student will receive a failing grade in the communications aspect of the hospitality program. As a result, the student will not receive a diploma from Solomon College upon graduation.