As an honor code institution, our SMC community is committed to fostering the development of undergraduate and graduate scholars that choose to uphold the esteemed value of a Saint Mary's College diploma by responsible research practices, authentic authoriship, honest test taking and lab practices, and integrity in all academic endeavors.
For the full Academic Honor Code, see:
Our honor code:
Embodies the importance of academic integrity in the SMC community. Through the academic honor code pledge, all admitted students are agreeing to uphold our high standards of academic integrity. That commitment is taken very seriously by our community, and empowers our students to embrace their personal integrtiy.
Enhance community education about academic integrity. The Academic Honor Council takes responsibility for 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 (FYAC) classes, freshman seminars, and 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 themselves on instilling Lasallian values by an unconditional positive regard for everyone, respect for all persons, and the encouragement for reported students on their journey through the learning process as they work to define what personal integrity means to them in our unique "Integrity Seminar" sanctioning option.