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    Honor System

    Kansas State University's honor system is based on personal integrity, which is presumed to be sufficient assurance that, in academic matters, each student's work is performed honestly and without unauthorized assistance. Students, by registering at K-State, acknowledge the jurisdiction of the honor system.

    The policies and procedures of the graduate and undergraduate honor system apply to all full-time and part-time students enrolled in courses on-campus, off-campus, and via distance learning.

    A prominent part of the honor system is the honor pledge, which applies to all assignments, examinations, or other course work undertaken by students. The honor pledge is implied, whether or not it is stated: ``On my honor, as a student, I have neither given nor received unauthorized aid on this academic work.''

    Honor Council
    The honor system trusts students to perform their academic work honestly and with integrity. The honor system is based on trust and administered jointly by students and faculty members of the Honor Council. Having students equally share in the process increases the visibility of Honor Council procedures and promotes a community of trust.

    The Honor Council is comprised of students and faculty who are appointed each spring for two-year terms. Students are nominated by the student body president or the associate provost for diversity; faculty are nominated by their respective dean or the dean of student life. All nominations are subject to the approval of the provost. Members of the honor council adjudicate the honor system by serving as case investigators, advisors, and hearing panelists.

    Reporting academic dishonesty
    All members of the academic community, both students and faculty, are urged to report acts of academic dishonesty. To discuss or report an alleged violation, contact the director of the honor system.

    Additional information
    The honor system uses the Faculty Senate-approved definition of academic dishonesty found in the Faculty Handbook and at the honor system webpage.

    Students' rights are enumerated under Article XII of the Student Governing Association constitution.

    The Honor Council constitution, by-laws, and policies can be reviewed in the student handbook section of the campus phone book or on the Internet at

    K-State Honor System
    Kansas State University
    215 Fairchild Hall
    Manhattan, KS 66506

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    August 19, 2005