The students, faculty and administrators of the College comprise a community of scholars who are committed to the pursuit of excellence in learning, teaching, creativity and research. Academic honesty is the cornerstone upon which excellence in these endeavors is based, as it creates the necessary conditions of mutual trust and open communication that make intellectual inquiry and growth possible.
Academic honesty means acting with truthfulness and sincerity in carrying out all aspects of our individual and collaborative work, maintaining ownership over our work and acknowledging our debt to the work of others.
Students can best meet their obligation to academic honesty by adhering to the Academic Honesty Policy in all academic matters. This includes completing their work through their own honest efforts and expecting and encouraging honesty among their peers. The complete policy and related resources for students can be found on the Academic Honesty website.
Students remain responsible for the academic honesty of their submitted academic work even after they have graduated or are no longer matriculated at the University of Rochester.
Orientation Honesty Policy Dissemination
Prior to arriving on campus for orientation, all students are asked to review the AS&E Academic Honesty Policy, take an online tutorial, and sign its embedded honor pledge acknowledging their acceptance of its provisions.
During orientation, student receive in-person training from both the academic honesty liaison and from their undergraduate advisors. Their advisors hold a discussion that assumes familiarity with the policy, focuses on academic honesty as a core value of our community, reviews situations that students may encounter, and answers questions that students have. Transfer students take the online tutorial and sign its embedded honor pledge prior to arrival; they receive in-person training from the academic honesty liaison during the orientation run by the College Center for Advising Services.
These pre-arrival and orientation procedures are designed to reinforce the importance of academic honesty to the AS&E community.
All students (matriculated and non-matriculated) enrolled in the College or in College courses must adhere to the AS&E Academic Honesty Policy, even if they do not attend orientation, complete the online tutorial, or sign the honor pledge.