The Student Honor Code

In accordance with a belief in the value of fundamental honesty, the student body of Central Virginia Community College hereby declares its unwillingness to tolerate within itself anyone who knowingly engages in unauthorized practices pertaining to any classroom or College procedure. Therefore, it establishes the Honor Code of Central Virginia Community College, hereafter called the Code, to require fundamental honesty among all members of the student body, both full-time and part-time. The College exercises its privilege to assume responsibility for maintaining a standard of honorable conduct, including the right to investigate any breach of this Code and, if a student is found guilty, to recommend action to the Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs.

Students of the College are obligated to conduct themselves in accordance with the Honor Code and must guard against any action that would weaken the Code or bring it into disrepute. Students are reminded to abide by the Honor Code. An application for admission to CVCC implies that a student, if admitted, will read the Honor Code in the Catalog/Handbook and will uphold the honor of the College by observing the Honor Code.

Each student will be honor bound to report any breach of this Code. Finally, it is the responsibility of the student to become thoroughly acquainted with the Code and any changes thereafter. It will be assumed that all students’ work, each assignment, quiz, test, or examination, including work delivered other than by written means, is covered by the Honor Code.

The Honor Pledge will be written on the work at the direction of the instructor.

1. Upon admission to the College, the following statement shall be accepted and signed by all students:

The Honor Code
  1. The Honor Code is based on the principle that the student will not cheat, lie or steal. An application for admission to CVCC implies that a student, if admitted, will read the Honor Code in the Catalog/Handbook, will uphold the honor of the College by observing the Code, and will report any violation witnessed.
  2. The Honor Pledge shall read “I have neither given nor received unauthorized assistance on this assignment (paper, quiz, test, etc.). Neither have I observed cheating.”
  3. Reports of suspected Honor Code violations and requests for investigation are available from the Office of the Dean of Student Services. The form shall read as follows: Report of Suspected Student Academic Misconduct.