In addition to the responsibilities students have to abide by standards of academic integrity, students are also entitled to protection of their intellectual property rights.

  • Work submitted in Bethel University courses is to be used solely for educational purposes within the context of the course in which the student is enrolled.
  • Any other use of student work must credit the student as the author of the work and must be authorized by the student. (If a student seeks to publish research involving human subjects, s/he must have secured the appropriate review/approval from Bethel’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) prior to collection and analysis of data.)
  • Students have the right and responsibility to redact any sensitive, personally identifiable information (e.g., names of businesses cited in case studies, demographic information related to research subjects, etc.) prior to releasing their work for applications outside of the classroom.
  • Although students may choose to co-author with a faculty member, students own their research and any other materials they design independently.
  • Students are encouraged to copyright written materials when releasing them outside of the classroom. Students who complete theses, dissertations, and capstone projects acknowledge, by completing the project, that they are aware that a copy of the work may be retained by the University Library.