COD Academic Integrity Slogan Contest

Thank you for your creative ideas!

Thank you to everyone who submitted creative ideas to the Academic Integrity Slogan Contest!
We are no longer accepting submissions.
The winners of the contest will be announced by Wednesday, September 20th.


Share your ideas and win prizes

This semester we are hosting a contest to name the Academic Integrity information campaign and want your creative ideas for a tagline that the College can use when communicating the importance of honesty in all academic endeavors. The caption selected for the campaign will be used in advertising, publicity and informational materials for the College’s Academic Integrity initiative, slated to start this fall.

The first prize is a $1500 award that can be used towards tuition as well as in our bookstore. There will also be two $500 prizes awarded.

COD Academic Integrity Slogan Contest Official Rules and Regulations


The COD Academic Integrity Slogan Contest is open to students who are currently enrolled at College of DuPage. Only persons residing in the United States, or international students who are attending COD, who are at least 18 years of age or have parental consent can enter. Entrants must agree to all terms and conditions required by COD. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, provincial/territorial, and local laws and is void where prohibited. All prizes and awards are includible in gross income (Code Sec. 74 (a); Reg. § 1.74-1(a)) and as such are taxable.

The following individuals are not eligible: COD employees and their immediate family members, contractors, COD Board members or anyone affiliated with the design, development, production or judging of the Contest. Entrants who do not meet the above eligibility requirements will be immediately disqualified.

How to Enter

To submit your ideas, complete the COD Academic Integrity Slogan Contest Entry Form and email as an attachment to [PDF] [Word]

We are looking for creative ideas from real students. We want to hear how you think we can best communicate the importance of academic integrity to the COD Community - students, faculty and staff. Once the entry form is completed and the entry is submitted, the entry is final and may not be modified or edited.

The Contest entry period begins Monday, August 21, 2017 and ends Friday, September 8, 2017. Submissions submitted after September 8, 2017 will not be considered.

By submitting an entry, the entrant agrees that the entry complies with all conditions stated in these official rules and regulations. College of DuPage will bear no legal liability, either expressed or implied, regarding the use of the entry by College of DuPage and shall be held harmless by the entrant in the event it is subsequently discovered that the entrant has departed from or not fully complied with any of the official rules.

Submission Requirements

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All ideas must be submitted using the PDF or Word form via e-mail. Ideas must follow the COD Code of Student Conduct and be appropriate for general public audiences.

You may submit as ideas as you like during the Contest submission period. Each idea can only be credited to one person; joint entries will not be accepted.

Submissions cannot infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity, moral rights, or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity. Determinations about the suitability of content based on this section shall be made by COD, in its sole discretion.

Any submission that does not meet each of these submission requirements may be disqualified.

Selection Procedures

Approved submissions will undergo review by the COD Academic Integrity Implementation Committee. In addition, selected ideas may be featured on other COD sites.

Winners will be notified by Wednesday, September 20, 2017.

One (1) Grand Prize Winner and two (2) Runners-up will be chosen from the finalists.

By Wednesday, September 20, 2017, the winners will be notified by email and/or phone. Any potential prize winner who cannot be contacted within ten (10) days of first attempted notification will forfeit his/her prize and an alternate may be selected.

Use of Submissions by COD

Each entrant, by submission of an entry, irrevocably grants COD and its affiliates, legal representatives, assignees, agents and licensees, the unconditional and perpetual right and permission to reproduce, encode, store, copy, transmit, publish, post, display, adapt, exhibit and/or otherwise use or reuse (without limitation as to when or to the number of times used), the entrant's submission and each element of the entrant's submission, in each case, as submitted or as edited/modified in any way by COD, in its sole discretion, as well as to use entrant's name, likeness, photograph (collectively, "Likeness"), and/or statements regarding his/her participation in this Contest (with or without using the entrant's name) for any purpose, without limitation as to time or territory, and without compensation or approval from the entrant or any other party. Entrant waives intellectual property rights, privacy/publicity rights or other legal or moral rights that might preclude COD's use of the entrant's submission or any element of the entrant's submission, and agrees not to sue or assert any claim against COD for the use of the idea or any element of the submission, title, description or entrant's Likeness or statements.

Disclaimers and Other Terms and Conditions of Contest

Each entrant agrees not to submit any entry that (1) infringes any 3rd party proprietary, intellectual property, industrial property, personal rights or other rights, including without limitation, copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret or confidentiality obligation; or (2) otherwise violates applicable law in any countries in the world. To the maximum extent permitted by law, each entrant indemnifies and agrees to keep indemnified COD, its trustees, agents, directors, officers, employees, representatives and assigns harmless at all times from and against any liability, claims, demands, losses, damages, costs and expenses resulting from any act, default or omission of the participant and/or a breach of any warranty set forth herein. To the maximum extent permitted by law, each participant indemnifies and agrees to keep indemnified COD, its trustees, agents, directors, officers, employees, representatives and assigns harmless at all times from and against any liability, actions, claims, demands, losses, damages, costs and expenses for or in respect of which COD will or may become liable by reason of or related or incidental to any act, default or omission by a participant under these rules including without limitation resulting from or in relation to any breach, non-observance, act or omission whether negligent or otherwise, pursuant to these official rules by a participant.

To the extent permitted by law, the rights to litigate, to seek injunctive relief or to make any other recourse to judicial or any other procedure in case of disputes or claims resulting from or in connection with this Contest are hereby excluded, and any entrant expressly waives any and all such rights. Entrants agree that these rules are governed by the laws of the state of Illinois.

COD is not responsible for electronic transmission errors resulting in omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission. COD is not responsible for theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions or limitations of any kind. COD is not responsible for inaccurate transmissions of or failure to receive entry information by COD on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site or any combination thereof. If for any reason the Internet portion of the program is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, disruption or termination of the Facebook website for any reason or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, COD reserves the right at its sole discretion to immediately cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. COD reserves the right to select winners from eligible entries received as of the termination date. COD further reserves the right to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, and COD reserves the right to seek damages from any such entrant to the fullest extent of the law.

If any provision(s) of these rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect.


Questions regarding this Contest should be directed to the Academic Integrity Implementation Committee at [email protected]