There are several kinds of actions that are considered offensive against the standards of academic honesty. Amongst these are cheating, plagiarism, improper collaborations, impersonation, aiding, and falsification and fabrication.

Cheating: copying works of others, use of unauthorized notes, information and materials in any academic assignment or exam.

Plagiarism: copying words and works of others, using of others ideas, findings without proper referencing.

Improper Collaborations:  when students depend on one member of the group to accomplish the group assignment or to seek the help of others to accomplish work on individual assignments.

Impersonation: to have someone impersonate one's self in class, in a test or examination, or in connection with any other type of assignment in a course. Both the impersonator and the individual impersonated may be charged.

Aiding:  Anyone who provides his/her work to a class mate  might allow the receiver to misuse it and this is considered aiding. Examples of aiding include sharing a lab report/assignment/old exam.

Fabrication and Falsification: Altering and fabrication of information in an academic assignment, other forms of fabrication is presenting forged medical certificate to waive attendance.