Pfeiffer University Campus

Honor Code

As a student enrolled in Pfeiffer Univeristy, you are expected to abide by an academic code of conduct which includes honesty and integrity in all matters related to the pursuit of formal and informal education encouraged and promoted by Pfeiffer University.

Students will be informed in writing of the consequence of violations of the code of conduct. Consequences may include suspension or dismissal from the program. Decisions to suspend or dismiss may be appealed in writing within 72 hours to the Academic Affairs Committee. The appeal will be based upon review of the written record. Students will be notified in writing of the decision of the Academic Affairs Committee.


Violations of the Honor Code All cases involving the following behaviors are considered violations of the Honor Code (further detail is available under Academic Policies and Procedures in the student handbook):

  1. Cheating in any form in academic matters, defined as willful participation in the unauthorized exchange and/or use of information while working on any examination or project designed to evaluate individual performance.
  2. Plagiarism, the appropriation and passing off as one's own writings or ideas of another.
  3. Attempting to cheat or plagiarize.
  4. Failure to report observed violations.
  5. Lying, stealing, or other conduct violations in relation to academic issues and situations.

Note: The Honor Code is understood to apply to all academic requirements of the University, including assessment testing, internships, entrance examinations and classroom instruction.

Student Responsibilities

  1. To demonstrate adherence to the Honor Code by signing the Honor Pledge. The statement "I have neither given nor received unauthorized help" may be required on all work submitted for academic credit. If a faculty member requires the statement in writing, he/she may refuse to extend credit for work on which it does not appear. On work where the written statement is not required, faculty members still assume the student's compliance with the Honor Code.
  2. To report violations of the Honor Code (any student who witnesses a violation of the Academic Honor Code as defined, and does not report the violation, will be subject to action under the Honor Code).
  3. To appear at hearings when charged with a violation or asked to appear as a witness.
  4. To respond fully and truthfully to legitimate questions or requests for information concerning Honor Code matters.

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