Honor Code and Pledge

The Elon Honor Code

Elon University recognizes and affirms the importance of character development and personal responsibility as essential elements of an Elon education. Students are expected to uphold the four values listed below for themselves and others in their decisions and day-to-day interactions. Conduct affirming these four values should be followed in all settings, including in and out of the classroom, on- and off-campus, and in all domestic and international sites during study abroad or course-related study experiences. Upon graduation, students are expected to have demonstrated their commitment to academic excellence and honor.

Every member of Elon University has the right to live and learn in an atmosphere of trust and support. Responsibility for maintaining these values in our community rests with each individual member. Values that promote this atmosphere include:

HONESTY: Be truthful in your academic work and in your relationships.

INTEGRITY: Be trustworthy, fair and ethical.

RESPONSIBILITY: Be accountable for your actions and your learning.

RESPECT: Be civil. Value the dignity of each person. Honor the physical and intellectual property of others.

Elon's Honor Pledge

“On my honor, I will uphold the values of Elon University: honesty, integrity, responsibility, and respect.”

The honor pledge is an abbreviated form of the honor code. By accepting admission to Elon University, all students indicate their willingness to subscribe to and be governed by the Honor Code and the Student Code of Conduct, which reflects the values of the Elon community. When students join the Elon Community, they sign the honor pledge to affirm their intent to adhere to these values and to conduct themselves in accordance with these rules. Students may be asked to affirm their commitment to these values by signing the Honor Pledge on papers, tests, assignments and other documents when requested. The honor code is printed on signs in classrooms and residence halls throughout campus.

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