Honor Code

Honor Code - Benefits and Responsibilities

The Atkinson School values honesty, integrity, teamwork and professional behavior as essential qualities of an effective learning experience and the practice and profession of management.  As such, all members of the Atkinson School community are expected to conduct themselves professionally and with honesty and integrity in all aspects of the Atkinson School experience. 

The Atkinson School Honor Code enriches the Atkinson School experience for all members of the Atkinson community. The Honor Code:

  • encourages an environment of honor and trust among all members of the Atkinson community,
  • promotes a positive set of values and behaviors that distinguish members of the Atkinson community in their personal and professional lives,
  • encourages each person to develop to his or her full potential,
  • provides students a defining role in resolving issues of academic honesty and professional behavior, and
  • provides leadership and decision-making experience for students serving as a member of the Honor Council.

The Atkinson School also values a culture of honesty that prevents violations of the Honor Code before they occur, rather than impose sanctions after a violation. This calls for all members of the community to encourage compliance with the Honor Code, whether it be in regard to their own actions or the actions of others. All members of the Atkinson School community (students, faculty and staff) will:

  • never seek an unfair advantage over others
  • honestly represent one's self and the facts at all times
  • respect the personal and property rights of others
  • personally uphold the Honor Code
  • encourage others to act in compliance with the Honor Code 
  • understand and engage with the Honor Code
  • support the processes of the Honor Code as they relate to the students, faculty, staff and Honor Council
  • maintain the privacy of the process

To encourage awareness, compliance and the positive effects of the Honor Code system, every student enrolled in an MBA course, every faculty member and every staff member formally acknowledges the Atkinson School Honor Code when they join the Atkinson School community.