Plagiarism is a big issue. As you can see in the image above, there have been many accusations of plagiarism in the news.
One notable instance was the discovery that conservative commentator Monica Crowley plagiarized many passages in her dissertation. Scroll down to the bottom of the article to see the plagiarized passages.
In an academic setting, there are real consequences if you plagiarize content in your research assignments.
Below is an excerpt from the student handbook:
The following discipline may be taken if a student is determined to be guilty of academic dishonesty:
Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs Option: