Academic integrity and the honor pledge
The honor pledge.
The University of Maryland has a student-based honor system,
administered by the Student Honor Council.
The Student Honor Council proposed and
the University Senate approved the institution of an honor pledge.
As of Spring 2002, students are asked to
write by hand and sign on all exams
and assignments (excepting those exempted by the instructor)
the following pledge:
(The intended meaning of "Unauthorized assistance" is to cover all
forms of cheating. No Clintonesque interpretations allowed!)
I pledge on my honor that I have not given or received any unauthorized assistance on this
In this course, writing the pledge
will be asked for only for exams.
Nevertheless, honorable and noncheating behavior is expected
in all respects.
in the written reports for this course, all sources should
be acknowledged. Writing should not be a paraphrase of other
works. Read your sources, list out your points for yourself, and
write your reports in your own words, using quotes if needed.
Be familiar with the University's
code of academic integrity .