Statement for Inclusion in Syllabus

The following is generic and is considered to be a statement of minimum requirements:


Kansas State University has an Honor & Integrity System based on personal integrity which is presumed to be sufficient assurance in academic matters one's work is performed honestly and without unauthorized assistance. Undergraduate and graduate students, by registration, acknowledge the jurisdiction of the Honor & Integrity System. The policies and procedures of the Honor System apply to all full and part-time students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate courses on-campus, off-campus, and via distance learning.

A component vital to the Honor & Integrity System is the inclusion of 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."

The default in this class is that ALL work will be accomplished individually, UNLESS my permission is given in advance of an assignment/quiz/exam/take-home exam/final. If you are in doubt, please ask

A grade of XF can result from a breach of academic honesty. The F indicates failure in the course; the X indicates the reason is an Honor Pledge violation.

For more information, visit the Honor & Integrity System home web page at:


You are welcome to add other comments to this statement.

Important Notice

Since the 2002/03 school term, the Honor & Integrity System Staff and Council has noticed an increase in violations reported for unauthorized collaboration on both take-home exams and homework assignments. So that faculty and students are on the same page with respect to expectations for these assignments, please note your preferences on your syllabus (see above) AND assignment cover sheets or instructions. Honor Council panel members defer to faculty policy on these issues, if the policy is written in clear and concise language. Verbal announcements of expectations when you assign projects will help remind students what behaviors are unacceptable to you.