Student Honor Code (PDF)
This Student Honor Code is a commitment by students of Northern Kentucky University, through their matriculation or continued enrollment at the University, to adhere to the highest degree of ethical integrity in academic conduct. It is a commitment individually and collectively that the students of Northern Kentucky University will not lie, cheat, or plagiarize to gain an academic advantage over fellow students or avoid academic requirements.
The purpose of the Honor Code is to establish standards of academic conduct for students at Northern Kentucky University and to provide a procedure that offers basic assurances of fundamental fairness to any person accused of violations of these rules. Each Northern Kentucky University student is bound by the provisions of the Honor Code and is presumed to be familiar with all of its provisions. Students also should aspire to conduct themselves in a manner that is consistent with the highest degree of ethical integrity in all matters, whether covered in the Honor Code or not. The success of this commitment begins in the diligence with which students uphold the letter and the spirit of the Honor Code.
The faculty is encouraged to remind students of the Student Honor Code in their syllabi and instructions. In cases where there may be ambiguity regarding what is ethical and what is not, faculty are urged to explicitly define in their syllabi and instructions what is authorized and prohibited on any examination or assignment. The faculty is also encouraged to include the following statement on every examination: "You are bound by the Student Honor Code to neither give nor receive any unauthorized aid on this examination."