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 particularly reprehensible in a community dedicated to the pursuit and advancement of knowledge.

The investigation of allegations or student appeals of plagiarism at any major administrative unit in the University of Nebraska at Kearney shall be carried out under the appropriate graduate student appeals process.