Technology Policies and Academic Honesty Policies

Academic Honesty, Student Identity and Authentication

"Through the entry of my username and password, I affirm that I am the student who enrolled in this course.  Furthermore, I affirm that I understand and agree to follow the regulations regarding academic integrity and the use of student data as described in the Student Conduct Code that governs student rights and responsibilities.  Failure to abide by the regulations may result in disciplinary action up to expulsion from the college."

Policies Governing Student Technology Use

LATTC Academic Honesty and Standards of Student Conduct

LATTC Standards of Student Conduct: A student enrolling in one of the Los Angeles Community Colleges may rightfully expect that the faculty and administrators of the colleges will maintain an environment in which there is freedom to learn. This requires that there be appropriate conditions and opportunities in the classroom and on the campus. As members of the college community, students should be encouraged to develop the capacity for critical judgment and to engage in the sustained and independent search for truth.

All persons shall respect and obey civil and criminal law, and shall be subject to legal penalties for violation of laws of the city, county, state and nation. All visitors making use of the facilities or grounds of any college of the District will be asked to sign a statement that they have received the Standards of Conduct and the rules relating to campus visitors adopted by the Board of Trustees. Signature will not be a prerequisite to activities on campus. A record will be kept of all persons who use the facilities or grounds of the college.

Conduct in all of the Los Angeles Community Colleges must conform to District and college rules and regulations. Violations of such rules and regulations, may result in disciplinary action depending on the individual's status as student, faculty, staff or visitor. Violations of such rules and regulations include but are not limited to the following:

Board Rule 9803.12 Dishonesty. Dishonesty, such as cheating, or knowingly furnishing false information to the colleges.

Disciplinary action may be taken upon a student who violates Board Rule 9803.12

(Refer to http://www.lattc.edu/dept/lattc/acaaffairs/files/StudentRightsAndResponsibilities.doc for additional information on Student Conduct at LATTC.)


Important Update Regarding P2P File Sharing

Higher Education Opportunity Act/Peer-to-Peer – (HEOA P2P) compliance implementation (Illegal File Sharing):

Unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material, including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, may subject students to civil and criminal liability. Civil liability for copyright infringement may include payment of monetary damages to the copyright owner. Criminal penalties for copyright infringement may include fines up to $250,000 and imprisonment up to ten years. Students who violate the District’s computing facilities usage policy (LACCD Administrative Regulation B-28) may also be subject to college disciplinary action, including, but not limited to, suspension or expulsion.


Many students are not aware that finding information on the Internet and copying large portions from web pages which are then inserted into class assignments or term papers is dishonest and plagiarism. An instructor can fail an assignment for such actions. If the student submits multiple assignments in a class where large sections are completely copied from the Internet, each assignment can be given a failing grade. The total of several failing grades can result in a failing grade for the entire class. Students can quote some sections of a paper but the majority of each assignment should be written in their own words.

In order to assist all students in their quest to avoid plagiarism and cheating, the following references are being given. These include facts on plagiarism, note taking, proper references and permissions to use published material. If you have any questions, you can ask the librarian or your instructor to assist you.

Plagiarism Links:

General Reference Links to assist students with research:



Procedures for Violating Computer Use Policy E-76

  • Student will be contacted via email and/or letter and/or phone call. The student will be warned about their behavior and asked not to participate. Depending upon the nature of the violation, the first contact may carry no further action.
  • Second offense will result in all passwords being changed and the student is required to meet in person with the VP of Student Services.
  • If illegal activity has taken place, legal authorities will be contacted.
Last modified: Saturday, August 18, 2012, 10:53 AM