Honor/Ethics Codes Examples

“A Cadet will not lie, cheat, or steal, or tolerate those who do.” – The Cadet Honor Code, United States Military Academy

“We strive to act with personal and institutional integrity in the workplace, the marketplace, and the communities where we live.  We must all understand and apply our values and policies to ensure that we compete—and win—with integrity”- GM Values and Guidelines for Employee Conduct, “Winning with Integrity”

“As a Member of the William & Mary community I pledge, on my Honor, not to lie, cheat, or steal in either my academic or personal life. I understand that such acts violate the Honor Code and undermine the community of trust of which we are all stewards.” – The College of William and Mary

“I pledge my honor that I have not violated the honor code during this examination.” – Princeton University

“As members of the Wheaton community, we commit ourselves to act honestly, responsibly, and above all, with honor and integrity in all areas of campus life. We are accountable for all that we say and write. We are responsible for the academic integrity of our work. We pledge that we will not misrepresent our work nor give or receive unauthorized aid. We commit ourselves to behave in a manner which demonstrates concern for the personal dignity, rights and freedoms of all members of the community. We are respectful of college property and the property of others. We will not tolerate a lack of respect for these values.” – Wheaton College

“I have neither given nor received nor have I tolerated others’ use of unauthorized aid.” – Valparaiso University

“No member of the Caltech community shall take unfair advantage of any other member of the Caltech community.”  – California Institute of Technology

“We, the students of the University of Richmond, shall promote and uphold a community of integrity and trust.”  – University of Richmond

“As a Wellesley College student, I will act with honesty, integrity, and respect. In making this commitment, I am accountable to the community and dedicate myself to a life of honor.”  – Wellesley College

“On my honor, I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.” – Scout Oath (or Promise) Boy Scouts of America

 “Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build good will and better friendships? Is it beneficial to all concerned?”  – Rotary International Four Way Test


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