Honor Code

Handling Honor Code Issues

All members of the Atkinson community are encouraged to act in ways that support a culture of honor,  whether it be in regard to their own actions or the actions of others. If you are concerned about or involved in a suspected violation of the Honor Code use the links below for guidance.

Handling Honor Code Issues - Students
Handling Honor Code Issues - Faculty

Honor Code Violations

Honor Code Violations of Academic Honesty: Honor Code violations of academic honesty pertain to seeking an unfair advantage over other students or representing yourself or your group in a manner that does not communicate a truthful representation of the facts. Violations of academic honesty include but are not limited to the following:

Plagiarism: "Plagiarism" is the improper use of another person's ideas or words without acknowledgment. Examples of plagiarism include: 1) failing to use quotation marks when quoting from a source; 2) failing to document the source of distinctive ideas, or 3) fabricating or inventing sources.

Cheating: “Cheating" is using unauthorized materials or giving or receiving unauthorized assistance during an examination or other academic exercise. Specific examples of cheating include: 1) collaborating with another student on a deliverable, test, or other academic work beyond the level designated for the assignment; 2) copying the work of another student or permitting another student to copy your work during an examination or other academic exercise; 3) taking an examination or completing an assignment for another student or allowing another student to take your examination or complete your assignment; and 4) possessing unauthorized notes, study sheets or other materials during an examination.

Unauthorized Possession or Disposition of Academic Materials: Includes: 1) taking, selling or purchasing examinations or other academic work; 2) taking another student's academic work without permission; 3) facilitating academic dishonesty; and 4) submitting the same paper for two different classes without specific authorization from the two faculty members

Misrepresentation: Includes but is not limited to: 1) lying to a faculty member in regard to a course; 2) falsifying information, records or document.

Honor Code Violations of Professional Behavior:  Professional behavior violations of the Honor Code include but are not limited to: actions related to seeking an unfair advantage over other members of a group or other groups; representing yourself or your group in a manner that does not communicate a truthful representation of the facts; disrespecting the personal rights or property rights of others, disrupting the educational process, and representing yourself in an unprofessional manner.