We Take Academic Integrity Seriously

All University of Dayton students are subject to the Academic Honor Code.  As a School of Business Administration student, it is your obligation to read, know, and understand the Honor Code in its entirety.  Students who violate the Honor Code multiple times or commit serious violations are subject to dismissal from the University.

Common Honor Code issues arise when:

  • In submitting group work, a group member commits plagiarism with or without telling the other group members.  In the Honor Code, encouragement or toleration of academic dishonesty is a distinct and separate violation.  Therefore, if your name is anywhere on submitted, it is your obligation to ensure that the entire work is free of honor code violations.
  • In writing papers, a student paraphrases prior work by merely changing one or two words.  Plagariasm occurs whenever a student passes off someone else's work as their own, regardless of whether it is the exact same format as the original work.  If in doubt, always cite the original source.  Cited work is not plagiarism.
  • In taking tests, professors always announce test conditions prior to the test.  Never violate these test conditions.  Talking during tests at any time is always prohibited - if you need something, raise your hand and speak to the faculty member.  If you are unsure about whether you are allowed to do something in a test, always ask.  Never take pictures during a test.
  • In completing assignments, never assume that group work is permitted.  If you don't know whether or not collaboration is allowed, ask. 
  • When courses are finished, remember that the only intellectual property you own is that which you create by yourself.  You are not permitted to distribute other group members' work, or your faculty member's work (including Powerpoint, tests, etc)., to anyone including websites such as Course Hero, without their permission.  Doing so is a violation of federal copyright law in addition to being a Honor Code violation.

If you are accused of an Honor Code violation, it is very important that you follow the processes outlined in the Academic Honor Code.  Although there are multiple levels of appeal, you must adhere to strict timelines in order to preserve your appeal rights.  If you ignore an Honor Code violation, you give up your right to appeal.

The Academic Honor Code exists to reflect our values as a Catholic Marianist institution, as well as our commitment to graduating dedicated business professionals with the highest levels of personal integrity. We expect all our students to uphold these values at all times, and egregious violators of the Academic Honor Code are not welcome at the School of Business Administration or the University of Dayton.  If you ever have any questions about the Academic Honor Code, or what behavior constitutes violations, the time to ask for clarification is before you engage in that behavior, not after.  By ensuring that all your work is original or cited, by reporting honor code violations when you witness it, and by asking questions when you are unsure, you will ensure that your academic reputation is kept intact.  You'll also lay the foundation for a life dedicated to the pursuit of professional behavior.