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Skidmore College
The Skidmore Guide to Writing

Skidmore's Honor Code

An academic community consists of scholars, professors, students, researchers, and writers who generate and think about ideas and information. Honesty, respect, and integrity are important qualities in this community. At Skidmore, this pledge to honesty is reflected in the following code, which all Skidmore students, in accepting enrollment, agree to uphold:

I hereby accept membership in the Skidmore College community and, with full realization of the responsibilities inherent in membership, do agree to adhere to honesty and integrity in all relationships, to be considerate of the rights of others, and to abide by the College regulations.

The Honor Code covers all aspects of integrity, including written work. The Academic Integrity Board and Appeals Board will not regard claims of ignorance, unintentional error, and academic or personal pressures as an adequate defense for violations of the Honor Code.