K-State Honor Pledge
A vital component to the Honor & Integrity System is the inclusion of the Honor Pledge which applies to ALL assignments, examinations, or other course work undertaken by undergraduate and graduate students. The Honor Pledge is implied, whether or not it is stated on instructions or exams:
"On my honor, as a student, I have neither given nor received unauthorized aid on this academic work."
Broken down into parts, this means:
"On my honor, (we trust you and take your word) as a student, (you are enrolled and registered in class, undergraduate or graduate, whether full-time, part-time, on campus, off campus, on-line) I have neither, (you have NOT) given nor received, (been a party to) unauthorized aid, (whatever your instructor has stated in the syllabus or verbalized to you that he or she considers inappropriate, dishonest, or cheating) on this academic work." (an original song or work of art, a chemistry lab report, a signature on an attendance sheet, a solo flight with a KSU Salina plane, a book report, a paper, a test or exam....anything you do for a grade.)