The prevention of plagiarism and the imposition of sanctions upon those who resort to plagiarism is necessary in any university that espouses the ideals embodied in the concept of academic freedom. Plagiarism is the appropriation of the work (be it ideas or words) of another without crediting the source. Such a practice is particularly reprehensible in a community dedicated to the pursuit and advancement of knowledge.
The investigation of allegations of plagiarism by a student or appeals therefrom, at any major administrative unit of the University of Nebraska, shall be carried out under the appropriate faculty-student appeals committee at that campus. Please refer to the General Appeals Procedures.