Skip to Main Content


The Consequences of Plagiarism

If you use the ideas of others and do not give them credit by providing proper references to their work, you are committing plagiarism.

Not only is plagiarism an honor code violation at RCC, punishable by temporary or permanent suspension from the college, it may also violate copyright and be a crime. Instructors at RCC have access to, which automatically checks papers for possible plagiarism.

For information on the growing problem of plagiarism with statistics and background information visit 

Thanks to Cape Fear Community College for use of this video

An Overview