RWU Policies

RWU Policy on Academic Dishonesty

The following activities are considered serious violations of the academic integrity of the institution:

Cheating:  Intentionally using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information or citation in any academic exercise.

Fabrication: Intentional or unauthorised falsifications or invention of any information or citation in any academic exercise.

Plagiarism: Incorporating the words or ideas of another person into a paper or presentation without properly crediting the source from which they came. The author who commits plagiarism attempts to claim another person’s work as his or her own. In its worst form, plagiarism may consist of directly copying large or a small portion of either printed works or, as frequently happens in schools, written papers of another student.

There are however more subtle forms of plagiarism. Paraphrasing or changing an author’s ideas or words is also a form of plagiarism if the source of the idea being paraphrased is not acknowledged. This form of plagiarism is equal to direct copying. In whatever form, plagiarism is a type of intellectual theft and intellectual fraud and is a violation of ethical practices. The University therefore considers plagiarism a SERIOUS OFFENCE. Please see the following link for further details on academic integrity:


RWU Policy on Disability

Students who wish to receive academic accommodations for this course must first register with Student Accessibility Services (SAS) in order to begin the accommodation process.

The SAS office will provide registered students with the specific information they will need to share with each instructor.  SAS is located on the second floor of the Main University Library and is open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.  Please note Student Accessibility Services was previously known as Disability Support Services. Website: