A Note to Parents of K-State Freshmen and Transfer Students
The K-State Honor and Integrity System staff and Honor Council welcome you and your student to a new school year! We are proud of the many traditions K-State carries, and we hope your student will have a great experience here.
A very important and well known fact is that K-State maintains a high standard of academic integrity. It is with this in mind that we are pleased to introduce you to the K-State Honor & Integrity System, a system modified, but similar to the military honor codes. When students sign application forms for admission to the university, they are also signing contracts to abide by the K-State Honor Pledge. The K-State Honor Pledge states, “On my honor, as a student, I have neither given nor received unauthorized aid on this academic work.”
As much as we don’t want to acknowledge the fact that student cheating occurs, Don McCabe, a prominent researcher in the field of academic integrity who has conducted two surveys at K-State, suggests it is becoming more and more prevalent.
Students “coming through the System” often express they wish they had paid more attention to this message, or at least understood the consequences of their decisions. As you can see, it is very important for you to remind your student that K-State does have an Honor & Integrity System and that violations of the Honor Pledge will be taken seriously.
We hope you will take the time to browse the K-State Honor and Integrity System web pages, where you will find an abundance of information regarding the policy and procedures. If you have any questions, we urge you to contact any of the people associated with the Honor and Integrity System, or call the office at 785-532-2595.