Students at CSU are advised to remember the CSU Oath and Honor Pledge and the responsibilities that one agrees to uphold:
The CSU Oath
The CSU community, comprised of students, faculty, and staff, is bonded together through integrity. Joining the CSU community commits each member to behavior that demonstrates this.
As a member of the CSU community:
All Charleston Southern University students are bound by the Honor Pledge, Article VII of the Student Government Association. The Honor Pledge is as follows: “I do hereby pledge to uphold the honor of Charleston Southern University by refraining from giving or receiving academic material in a manner not authorized by the instructor, from illegally appropriating the property of others and from the deliberate falsification of facts. I shall do all in my power at all times to create a spirit of honesty and honor for its own sake, both by upholding the Honor System and by helping others to do so. I understand the Honor System and realize that a plea of ignorance will not be accepted” (Charleston Southern University Student Handbook, p. 10).
Plagiarizing is considered academic dishonesty and is a punishable offense resulting in either a zero on the assignment in question or a grade of "F" in the course.