• Honor Code Expectations

    Students should write their own answers in their own words. For many assignments, students will be welcome to discuss the questions with peers, but everyone still must write their own answers in their own words.

    The exception to this is if the teacher gives notes and a student is absent. Students may ask to borrow someone else’s notes. Students are not required to share notes, however. When students are present in class, they must take their own notes; borrowing is not an option.

    Teachers are not interested in what the Internet says. Teachers want students’ answers, even if students are not confident about them. Teachers want students to offer an opinion or give an answer supported with evidence from the instructional materials presented in class. Students do not have to be completely right or to agree with teachers to get credit for trying. Teachers will not give credit for regurgitating what can be found on the Internet.

    Helping someone else cheat is still cheating. It has the same consequences—for both the person being helped and the person helping.

    Plagiarism means using someone else’s words or ideas without giving them credit. It is possible to plagiarize oneself; reusing a paper a student has written for another class is the most common form of self-plagiarism and will not be tolerated.


    **NEW in 2023 - Using AI to assist you in your writing and other assignments is also considered a violation of the student honor code and will have the same consequences. The use of AI includes but is not limited to ChatGPT, Alexa, Siri, Google assistant, Jasper, and others.