Today's researchers agree that the cheating epidemic has worsened to an alarming rate over the past fifty years. Facing a grim outlook, most educators are searching for ways to reduce cheating incidents in their classrooms. Current policies at collegiate institutions may not address effectively the key motivating factors which lie behind student cheating. A number of issues surrounding students' motivations for attending and completing college, in addition to educators' attitudes and expectations, may contribute to the absence or presence of cheating more strongly than has been previously recognized. The purpose of this study is to explore the reasons why most students cheat, and to propose feasible solutions to prevent cheating. Research will be conducted through group discussions and a widely administered survey.