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Eli Broad College of Business Undergraduate Honor Code

The Honor Code applies to all undergraduate students enrolled in the Broad College or in any course sponsored by the Broad College. Full text of the Honor Code follows:

We, the members of the Eli Broad College of Business (the “College”), continually strive to strengthen the values of the College. Honesty and integrity empower College members to be upstanding individuals, and by practicing ethics of the highest caliber, members of the College will continue to be leaders and role models in the business world. By committing ourselves to the highest ethical standards and working as a community to ensure the integrity of the College, we enhance the College’s pride and tradition today and into the future.

This Eli Broad College of Business Honor Code (the “Honor Code” or the “Code”) embodies the values and standards of professional conduct adopted by the College’s undergraduate student body. As members of the College, each undergraduate Broad College student is responsible for reading and understanding the Honor Code. All undergraduate Broad students have the responsibility to adhere to the professional values and standards articulated in the Honor Code.

I. Professional Values and Standards

Integrity

Successful and effective managers must act with honesty. Our actions must be consistent with our values and reflect our high standards of integrity. To succeed, we must rely on our abilities to collaborate, coordinate and communicate with others. Trust, support and compromise enable us to learn from one another by embracing diversity as we advance toward our common goals. Upholding these actions, we bring further merit to the College and the accomplishments of its graduates.

Respect

As Broad students, our collective and individual actions exemplify professionalism through the respect and courtesy we show our community — a collection of people, property and ideas.

Continuous Improvement

As future business leaders and members of the Broad community, we have a responsibility to enhance our knowledge, expand our intellect, grow as people and advance the College and its programs.

II. Code Violations

The Honor Code applies to all undergraduate students enrolled in the College or in any course sponsored by the College. Undergraduate students enrolled in the College are expected to comply with the Honor Code in all of their endeavors, including participation in course work, student organizations, internships, co-op programs, research, publications, community service and education abroad programs. Conduct that violates any of the values articulated in the Code, regardless of where the conduct occurs, will be adjudicated under the Eli Broad College of Business – Grievance Procedure established to hear cases of academic dishonesty and violation of professional standards. Where appropriate, alleged violations of the Honor Code should be resolved informally between the student and faculty member.

Conduct violates the Honor Code when it is contrary to one of the Code’s values and impairs, interferes with or obstructs the mission, processes or functions of the Broad program. Such conduct includes, but is not limited to:

Academic Dishonesty

Academic dishonesty violates the values of integrity, respect and continuous improvement. Academic dishonesty may include, but is not limited to:

  • using another student’s work on an individual assignment or examination
  • posting or obtaining examination questions and/or answers on or from the Internet or another electronic resource
  • using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information or study aids in any academic exercise
  • submitting the same paper, or substantially similar papers, to meet the requirements of more than one course without the consent of all instructors concerned
  • depriving another student of necessary course materials or sabotaging another student’s work
  • providing information prohibited by the instructor to another student on an individual assignment or examination
  • plagiarism*

*Plagiarism includes appropriating another person’s ideas or work without giving him or her credit, or using information from the Internet, books or magazines without citing the source. If a student is unsure of what may constitute cheating in a specific case, he or she should consult the syllabus and/or course instructor.

Non-Academic Dishonesty

Non-academic dishonesty violates the values of integrity, respect and continuous improvement. Non-academic dishonesty may include, but is not limited to, conveying an untruth to gain an unfair advantage over other students. Examples include falsifying a resume or job application.

Misuse of Property

Misuse of property violates the values of integrity, respect and continuous improvement. Misuse of property may include, but is not limited to, misusing or taking Broad property or the property of others without permission, or misusing or misappropriating funds. Examples include misuse of copyrighted material, vandalism or embezzlement.

Violent Crime, Harassment or Discrimination

Violent criminal conduct, harassment and discrimination violate the values of integrity, respect and continuous improvement. This category includes conduct that is unlawful or in violation of university policy.

Other Violations: Conduct that violates a MSU General Student Regulation may also constitute a violation of the Honor Code where that conduct is contrary to one of the code’s values and impairs, interferes with or obstructs the mission, processes or functions of the Broad program. Failure to report an Honor Code violation is considered a violation of the Honor Code. Any Broad student, staff or faculty member with knowledge of a violation has the responsibility to report the incident to the instructor or to the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, where appropriate.

III. Amendments

Amendments to the Honor Code may be implemented with a majority vote of the Eli Broad College of Business Student Senate. Suggestions may be presented to the Honor Code Committee of the Eli Broad College of Business Student Senate.