Course Hero goes above and beyond to help you not just pass a class, but expand your education by connecting you with new topics, concepts, ideas, educators and students. We are dedicated to providing high quality academic resources to help you learn more effectively, and we are equally committed to ensuring proper usage and protecting ownership of those resources.
While we believe that the majority of Course Hero members use the site in the manner in which it was intended, we ask that all users upon registration confirm that they have read, understand, and agree to comply with Course Hero's Honor Code. By joining Course Hero, users agree to the following:
We expect our users to act with academic integrity. Therefore, anyone who misuses our site for the express purpose of cheating and/or claiming another user's content as their own will be met with appropriate action. "Misuse of our site" includes, but is not limited to:
- Copying solutions directly from Course Hero resources and submitting them as your own
- Using Course Hero study materials or tutors to complete tests or homework assignments when instructed not to use outside help
- Using Course Hero in any manner that violates your instructor or institution's academic Honor Code
Cheating is ill advised for several of reasons:
First, by stealing someone else's ideas, you're not bothering to learn the material yourself. You've shelled out a handsome sum in tuition, and cheating only erodes the value of the education in which you've invested.
Second, you will likely get caught. Many universities leverage sophisticated technologies to scan for plagiarized material in student submitted work. We are an online database, and therefore Course Hero materials are often crawled by these content monitoring tools. We're even going out of our way to make sure that they are.
Third, the consequences are severe, and for many institutions convictions of academic dishonesty can result in probation, suspension or even expulsion.
We welcome suggestions and feedback on how we can improve our Honor Code. Please email us your ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org.