Cyprus College maintains a policy on academic ethics as parts of its effort to maintain integrity in its academic process. Students must understand what academic integrity is and what most common violations are. Academic honesty should be a concern of the entire Cyprus College community. Academic dishonesty involves acts, which may affect the integrity of the educational process at Cyprus College. Plagiarism and cheating are examples of academic dishonesty and are unacceptable at Cyprus College. Plagiarism is presenting the work of somebody else as one's own. Cheating in examinations is giving or receiving unauthorized help before, during, or after examinations. The Disciplinary Committee, chaired by the Director of Human Resources, takes disciplinary action in cases of proven academic dishonesty, cheating, plagiarism and unethical behavior. Students who fail to comply with the rules and regulations of the College may subject themselves to sanctions ranging from failure in the assigned course in which the offence occurred to suspension or dismissal from the College.