Fostering students who uphold integrity, build community, and promote Lasallian values.
For the full Academic Honor Code, see student handbook!
Our mission is to:
Foreground the importance of academic integrity in the SMC community. Through the academic honor pledge, we are asking students to agree to uphold our standards of integrity. We hope that the public statement of that commitment will lead students to embrace the underlying premises of the Academic Honor Code. We also hope that the development of this new community ritual will be an important reminder of the transition that students make when they enter and continue to be a student in the SMC community.
Enhance community education about academic integrity. The Academic Honor Council takes responsibility for enhancing our educational efforts for all members of our community. They speak at events such as freshman convocation, all-faculty day, athlete orientation, transfer orientation, first year academic cohort class, freshman seminars, and speak at events as requested. Different educational approaches are used for: new students, returning students, new faculty, returning faculty, and other relevant constituencies (such as athletic department staff, student athletes, student leaders, advising services, etc).
Encourage the SMC community to take on Lasallian values towards all persons. The Academic Honor Council prides their themselves on instilling Lasallian values by unconditional positive regard for everyone, respect for all persons and acceptance of reported students on their journey through the learning process.