Academic Integrity: Honor Pledge

Statement of Purpose

Academic integrity is essential to our institutional values of respect, responsibility, discovery, and excellence. These values are fundamental to the everyday function of our academic community, as well as to the goals and vision we have for the University of Missouri.

Each member of our community - faculty, staff, and students alike - must be committed to the principles of honesty and fairness. Faculty and staff are expected to model appropriate behavior and demonstrate their commitment to our community. Students also bear responsibility for upholding the culture of integrity in our community. Maintaining this culture, and our institutional values, requires that students do not tolerate the actions of those community members who engage in inappropriate behavior.

Definition

Academic integrity ensures that all students have a fair and equal opportunity to succeed. Any behavior that provides an unfair advantage to one student is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Each piece of work completed by a student must be solely a reflection of that student's own work or his or her contribution to a collaborative effort.

Pledge

I strive to uphold the University values of respect, responsibility, discovery, and excellence. On my honor, I pledge that I have neither given nor received unauthorized assistance on this work.

Students are expected to adhere to this pledge on all graded work whether or not they are explicitly asked in advance to do so.

Furthermore

In instances where academic integrity is in question, faculty, staff and students should refer to Article VI of the Faculty Handbook and the M-Book. Article VI provides further information regarding the process by which violations are handled and sets forth a standard of excellence in our community.