Honor Code Guides
In addition to viewing the entire text of the Undergraduate Student Academic Code of Honor Handbook, you can download a more concise summary:
- Faculty Guide to the Academic Code of Honor (9.5 mb PDF)
- Student Guide to the Academic Code of Honor (6.7 mb PDF)
If a student admits to having violated the Code, and if that student and the instructor can agree on an appropriate punishment, the instructor can complete an Honor Code Violation Report indicating the nature of the violation and the agreed-upon penalty. Guidelines For Selecting Honor Code Sanctions (84 kb PDF) serves as a guide to help the instructor and student agree upon an appropriate penalty. The Honor Code Violation Report, signed by both the instructor and student, must be mailed to the Associate Provost who co-chairs the University Code of Honor Committee.
For an example of best practice in reducing plagiarism, download the set of guidelines distributed to students in the Department of Philosophy.