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Honor Pledge

As you enter college, you take a step toward becoming a scholar. You will be asked to critically consider information, research answers, and present findings to the academic community. Consequently, personal integrity as well as the trust of classmates, faculty, and the public is essential to scholarship. Unfortunately, we often hear students found responsible for acts of academic dishonesty justify it by their lack of time, disinterest in a subject, or desire to please an artificially set standard of excellence. Shortcuts—such as cheating, plagiarism, fabrication, multiple submissions, etc.—to a good grade can have a significant impact on your current studies, hopes of graduate education, and the value of a Belmont degree. An academic reputation can easily be lost by a shortcut, but the road back is long.

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