National Collegiate Honors Council


Date of this Version

Spring 2008


Published in Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council 9:2, Fall/Winter 2008. Copyright © 2008 by the National Collegiate Honors Council.


Academic integrity has become a topic of increasing concern to faculty and administrators in colleges and universities across the country (Davis, Seeman, Chapman, & Rotstein, 2008; McCabe, Trevino, & Butterfield, 2002). Indeed, the level of concern has led to the development of highly articulated academic integrity procedures at a number of institutions of higher learning. In some instances, schools have felt the need to develop honor pledges and oaths, such as the honor oath recited voluntarily by graduate students entering the Institute of Medical Science at the University of Toronto (Davis et al., 2008).