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 Honor Code syllabus statement (required): All students enrolled in a University of Colorado Boulder course are responsible for knowing and adhering to the Honor Code. Violations of the policy may include: plagiarism, cheating, fabrication, lying, bribery, threat, unauthorized access to academic materials, clicker fraud, submitting the same or similar work in more than one course without permission from all course instructors involved, and aiding academic dishonesty. All incidents of academic misconduct will be reported to the Honor Code (; 303-492-5550). Students who are found responsible for violating the academic integrity policy will be subject to nonacademic sanctions from the Honor Code as well as academic sanctions from the faculty member. Additional information regarding the Honor Code academic integrity policy can be found on the Honor Code website.

Faculty FAQs

What is the process?

In spring of 2018, the Honor Code process changed and went into effect with support from the Boulder Faculty Assembly.

Things to know:

  • Honor code violations must be reported within 40 days from the date of discovery.
  • This is a collaborative process where faculty and students work together on a faculty and student advisory board to review cases of academic misconduct.
  • Reporting faculty continue to retain the sole authority to determine appropriate academic sanctions (i.e. grades).

Is there a deadline to report a violation?

Yes. Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution (SCCR) will only accept reports of suspected Honor Code violations made within 40 calendar days from the date of discovery of the suspected violation.

Why should I report?

The purpose of the Honor Code is to secure an environment where academic integrity can flourish. The Honor Code recognizes the importance of honesty, trust, fairness, respect, and responsibility and aims to instill these principles as essential features of the University of Colorado Boulder campus. The Honor Code allows all students to have responsibility for, and the ability to attain, appropriate recognition for their academic and personal achievements.

  • SCCR has the time to investigate into the alleged misconduct, while faculty may not have that time.
  • SCCR maintains records for all honor code cases, and can address repeat behaviors when they are reported.

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