University of Denver Honor Code
Honor Code Statement
All members of the university community are expected to assume the responsibility of observing certain ethical goals and values as they relate to academic integrity. Essential to the fundamental purpose of the University is the commitment to the principles of truth and honesty. This Honor Code id designed so that responsibility for upholding these principles lies with the individual as well as the entire community.
The purpose of this Honor Code is to foster and advance an environment of ethical conduct in the academic community of the University, the foundation of which includes the pursuit of academic honesty and integrity. Through an atmosphere of mutual respect we enhance the value of our education and bring forth a higher standard of academic excellence. no member of the University community, including students, faculty, staff and administrators, shall act in any way that could reasonably be construed as an intentional misrepresentation or deception in academic or professional matters.
The Code was developed following discussions among a broad range of constituencies within the University encompassing students, faculty, and staff. The Honor Code is a living document that will evolve with time. Both substantive requirements and enforcement procedures may be amended by the University to reflect experience gained from its implementation, in order to better foster and advance an environment of ethical conduct in the academic community of the University.
Any modification of this Honor Code, other than to the procedures governing its enforcement, must be approved by the Board of Trustees upon recommendation from the Provost. Modifications and variations in procedures governing enforcement of this Code are subject to the approval of the Provost. In addition, upon recommendation from a Dean or the Faculty Senate, the Provost, in his sole discretion, may permit individual units or divisions of the University to adopt and implement area specific descriptions of conduct violative of this Honor Code provided that such descriptions do not authorize conduct prohibited by or inconsistent with this Code.
The "University of Denver Honor ode Procedures Governing Students" shall govern and be followed in the case of any student at the University who is accused of violating the Honor Code. The University's "Faculty Personnel Guidelines Relating to Appointment, Promotion and Tenure" shall govern and be followed in the case of any faculty member who is accused of violating the Honor Code. The University's "Employee Handbook of Personnel Guidelines & Procedures" shall govern and be followed in the case of any non-faculty employee who is accused of violating the Honor Code.