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"On my honor, I have neither given nor received any unauthorized assistance on this work." The values of honesty, scholarship and the pursuit of excellence are central to the mission of Trinity University. The Academic Honor Code is the system through which Trinity students hold themselves individually responsible for integrity.
It is no secret that academic integrity violations have been on the rise in universities across the country. However, institutions that implement honor codes typically see a substantial drop in the amount of cheating. Given these circumstances, a group of Trinity students began the push for an honor code.
The honor code passed the Association of Student Representatives and the Faculty Senate on February 21, 2003. The Academic Honor Council set up a system of bylaws, standard operating procedures and sanctioning norms that ensure that all cases are adjudicated consistently. Due to the hard work of council members, the Trinity Academic Honor Code is now a model for other universities.
In the coming years, we ask that you also be a part of the solution. Pledge your work. Take pride in the fact that your university can guarantee the integrity of the work of all students. Together, we can continue improving Trinity and creating an environment where all students learn equally and fairly.