Pursuant to the Academic Plagiarism Act, 110 ILCS 5, the sale or solicitation of academic papers used for purposes of receiving academic credit or satisfying academic requirements is prohibited. Such advertisements and/or solicitations should be removed and reported to the Office of the Provost.
Violations of this policy by students may result in disciplinary action under the Code of Student Conduct. Violations of this policy by faculty or staff may result in disciplinary actions under applicable University policies and procedures up to and including dismissal or termination of employment.
Academic paper means any assignment for academic credit or for an academic purpose, including, but not limited to, any theme, essay, term paper, book report, dissertation, creative work, or any other student work.
Solicitation means engaging in a course of conduct to sell an academic paper, offer or advertise an academic paper for sale, or prepare an academic paper for sale. Advertisements or solicitation of academic papers may occur in any medium including, but not limited to, advertisement on bulletin boards, in an electronic format (e.g., Internet, social media, e-mail), using public facilities, or in University publications.