SURVEY: Cheating trends on campus

The Undergraduate Honor Council at the University of Miami is celebrating Academic Integrity Week beginning Feb. 18. The Miami Hurricane will publish a report on Feb. 14 highlighting cheating trends on campus. Take the survey below to help us with our report, and remember all responses are anonymous.

Have more to say? Contact to be featured in our story.


Why do you cheat?

  • Everyone else does it (37%, 11 Votes)
  • I’m not going to get caught (37%, 11 Votes)
  • Because I can. What’s an honor code? (27%, 8 Votes)
  • The Honor Council won’t give me heavy sanctions if I get caught (0%, 0 Votes)
  • My professor won’t care (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 30

Polls Archive

Loading ... Loading ...

If you have cheated, which of the following have you done?

  • Looked over at someone else’s exam (28%, 11 Votes)
  • Copied an assignment (23%, 9 Votes)
  • Collaborated on a take-home assignment meant to be done individually (23%, 9 Votes)
  • Used my phone to get answers during an exam (15%, 6 Votes)
  • Recycled assignment (self-plagiarism) (8%, 3 Votes)
  • Plagiarism on an essay/paper (5%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 40

Polls Archive

Loading ... Loading ...

Did you ever feel hesitant before cheating?

  • Yes (72%, 28 Votes)
  • No (28%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 39

Polls Archive

Loading ... Loading ...

Why do you choose not to cheat?

  • Moral qualms (53%, 33 Votes)
  • Consequences like being kicked out of UM (27%, 17 Votes)
  • Receiving a failing grade (8%, 5 Votes)
  • Unfair to my peers (6%, 4 Votes)
  • I want to uphold the Honor Code (5%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 62

Polls Archive

Loading ... Loading ...

How familiar do you feel with the Honor Code?

  • I am somewhat familiar (44%, 27 Votes)
  • I am very familiar (34%, 21 Votes)
  • I am not familiar (21%, 13 Votes)

Total Voters: 61

Polls Archive

Loading ... Loading ...
February 3, 2013


The Miami Hurricane

Around the Web
  • Miami Herald
  • UM News
  • HurricaneSports

University of Miami men’s basketball coach Jim Larrañaga received a grand jury subpoena for his phon ...

Get ready for an avalanche of University of Miami defensive backs and linemen descending on the Hard ...

The University of Miami football team has another player with a season-ending injury — and this one ...

When UM coach Mark Richt summoned quarterback Malik Rosier into his office last year, a few months a ...

Quarterback Malik Rosier of the No. 8-ranked Miami Hurricanes maintains a solid third place in what ...

Univeristy of Miami’s Wynwood Art Gallery holds its annual faculty exhibition featuring thought-prov ...

From a game simulating how whales navigate to a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, the U showcased some of ...

A new mobile game called Blues and Reds, now available worldwide, aims to help researchers study int ...

A major Lancet Commission report, a three-year project headed by UM’s Professor Felicia Knaul and co ...

With a $6.8 million NIH grant, the UM School of Nursing and Health Studies and FIU Robert Stempel Co ...

The Hurricanes will look to slow down an inspired Syracuse team at Hard Rock Stadium on Saturday. ...

As a Hurricane Club member, you are invited to participate in the 25th Annual University of Miami Ha ...

University of Miami head coach Mark Richt was selected to the 20-member Paul "Bear" Bryant ...

University of Miami sophomore Bruce Brown Jr. was among 21 players named to the watch list for the 2 ...

Head coach Katie Meier and senior forward/center Erykah Davenport will represent Miami Thursday at t ...

TMH Twitter Feed
About TMH

The Miami Hurricane is the student newspaper of the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla. The newspaper is edited and produced by undergraduate students at UM and is published weekly in print on Tuesdays during the regular academic year.