Academic Integrity and the Honors College
The University is an academic community. Its fundamental purpose is the pursuit
of knowledge. Like all other communities, the University can function properly only
if its members adhere to clearly established goals and values. Essential to the
fundamental purpose of the University s the commitment to the principles of truth
and academic honesty. Accordingly, the Code of Academic Integrity is designed to
ensure that the principle of academic honesty is upheld. While all members of the
University share this responsibility, The Code of Academic Integrity is designed
so that special responsibility for upholding the principle of academic honesty lies
with the students (The University of Maryland Student Honor Council).
All University of Maryland students are asked to write and sign the following Honor
Pledge to all submitted assignments and exams:
I pledge on my honor that I have not given or received any unauthorized assistance
on this assignment/examination.
The University of Maryland honor system is fully described in the Code of Academic
Integrity. Please read http://www.studenthonorcouncil.umd.edu/code.html. The Code
is administered by an all-student Honor Council. The student Honor Council office
is located in Room 2118 Mitchell Building and can be reached at 301-314-8204.
The Honors College works to enrich its community life by promoting an atmosphere
of honesty, trust, and mutual responsibility. In the event that a Honors College
student is found responsible for a violation of the Code of Academic Integrity by
the Student Honor Council, he or she will be dismissed from the Honors College for
the semester in which the violation took place and for all subsequent semesters
in which the student is enrolled as an undergraduate at Maryland.