11.4. Pledge

Students pledge that they have completed assignments honestly by attaching the following statement to each piece of work submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a course taken for academic credit:

“I pledge that I have acted honorably.” (Followed by the student’s signature)

It will be the responsibility of the student to provide this pledge by either attaching it on a separate sheet of paper or as part of an assignment. In the case of work submitted electronically, either an electronic signature or a signed pledge on a separate sheet should be provided by the student. The instructor should also remind the class to sign the pledge. The pledge serves as an affirmation of the students’ and instructors’ belief in the principles of the honor code. Students should not consider their work to be complete without the pledge.

Failure to sign the pledge or failure of an instructor to remind students to sign the pledge in no way relieves either students or faculty members of their responsibilities under the code.