We the students of the Missouri University of Science and Technology support this honor code to represent our ideals and values as individual students as well as a unified student body. We shall hold ourselves to a high standard of integrity both on campus and off, seeking to uphold this high standard of conduct and encourage such attitudes and actions in others.
We believe that the most important aspects of a strong moral code are based in Honesty and Respect. These values are defined as followed:
Honesty: In the ideal student, honesty is represented by the attitude of individuality. This is represented by a student constantly striving to perform all work themselves and to credit all statements, ideas, references, and etc. where it is due. A student also has the responsibility to ensure prevention of any academic dishonesty (ie: cheating, copying homework, etc.). A student must also refrain from using any sources or methods of completion that are unadvised and/or forbidden by individual instructors or campus standards. Lastly, Honesty is intrinsically based on Respect which is our next core belief in this honor code.
Respect: Respect is important in every aspect of life. In this Campus it is vital for every student to respect themselves, other students, and all university employees. This entails accepting and obeying requests by campus officials and instructors so long as said request is within the proper bounds of their position. This also involves respecting the opinions and differences of other students as well as seeking to understand their differences rather than cause conflict. Students must also respect the educational processes of this campus. This includes instructor’s lessons, other student’s study habits or performance, as well as any other act that could have a negative impact on some form of intellectual development. Students should show humility in regards to any successes achieved, as well as maintain professionalism when dealing with disagreements.
Conclusion: We, as students, recognize that by following this honor code, we are representing the ideals of the Missouri University of Science and Technology. Through these ideals, we strive for self-improvement in both our character and intellect. We look to better our lives and the lives of those around us, and realize that with these simple values, there is no limit to what we can achieve.