Previously, there was concern about plagiarism. The policy I see now is a cumulative three strikes and you're out policy that spans your academic career at UC. Thus, every incident is now reported to a central database at the school. First offense: any plagiarism incident (no matter how unintentional) yields a 0 for the assignment. Second offense: if it happens again (not necessarily in the same class), you receive an F for the course. Third offense: if it happens again (again, not necessarily in the same class), you are expelled from the school and the academic dishonesty will be noted on your transcript. Also, if at any point in the future the school determines that you plagiarized any part of your dissertation, your degree will be revoked and such will be noted on your transcript.