I really need some advice. Sorry if this is a bit long, but without knowing the whole story, it's kind of hard to understand where I'm sitting at the moment. In my circuit’s class, a large group of us gets together each day before class to discuses homework, the labs, and the lab questions. I'm pretty free with helping people and often let other people look at my work as an example or to help with an explanation. Monday morning, we were running out of time before class as I was trying to explain a proof to another student, so I just put a copy of my answer on his jump drive to use as a guide. HUGE MISTAKE!!!! In the circuits lab we work in teams of 4 on the labs. After each lab, each member of the team is supposed to answer one of 4 questions about the lab, type up a quick page about it and hand it in the following lab period. We are also supposed to understand and be able to answer oral questions about the other questions. I always do all 4 of the questions as if I was going to hand them in to be sure I fully understand them. Wednesday morning I got a request for help from one of my lab partners, she was having trouble with her problem, I sent her mine to use as a guide and thought nothing of it. ANOTHER HUGE MISTAKE!!!! Wednesday afternoon in lab, I was made aware that a student from another lab period, who I study with sometimes, took a derivation of mine and copied it term for term, step by step. This lab was handed in the 3rd week of lab and we just got it back Wednesday, 4 weeks later. This was spotted by whoever was grading the assignments and we both received a warning and received 0credit for the lab. Needless to say, this really pissed me off. I was basically told that I'm as guilty as the guy that cheated and that the last thing I want is to take this any further, like to the academic conduct committee. Despite being very upset about this, I decided to just let the matter drop and to change my methods when it comes to helping people. Friday morning, 2 days after finding out about the 0, I find out that not only did my lab partner hand in my example with her name on it, so did the guy that I was helping before class Monday morning. To make matters worse, that same question was the one that I had to answer an oral question about, rather then redoing the whole proof over again, I just grabbed the question I had done and showed it to the lab instructor, she said that was fine. So to sum up where we are at this point: 2nd week of lab, 5 weeks ago, another student handed in a copy of my work as his own. Last Wednesday, I was informed of the infraction and given a 0 for that lab and a warning. My lab partner handed in my work as her own; I answered an oral question about the lab using that same work as my answer. Thursday, a different student that I study with hands in that same work as his own. Friday, I find out about my lab partner and my studymates transgressions. What the hell am I supposed to do now? I don't even know who to talk to about this, how can I cover my ass. I see know how naive I was, but it was certainly not my intention to facilitate cheating. Some things that I've thought of, email both my professors and lab instructors and try to make them aware of what's going on before they find out for themselves. Go to the dean and possibly the academic conduct committee before I'm dragged up there already considered guilty. Do I contact a lawyer? Is there a school department that represents students against charges of cheating? I'm in a total panic right now.