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Student Resources

Over a century ago, a student-led initiative created an honor system to govern integrity in all academic assignments, while providing a platform for the fair consideration of allegations. Every avenue for resolution includes input from a student member of the Honor Council.

The Honor Code applies to any action or inaction that fails to meet the communal expectations of academic integrity. Students should strive to excel in their academic pursuits in a just way with honesty and fairness in mind and avoid all instances of cheating, lying, plagiarizing, or engaging in other acts that violate the Honor Code. Such violations undermine both the individual pursuit of knowledge and the collective trust of the Emory community.

Academic Integrity

Need help with citations?

Students should seek support from the Writing Center by scheduling an appointment or by reviewing Emory Libraries resources for Citing and Using Sources.

Feeling lost in one of your courses?

Students should seek support from academic success programs or plan to attend their professor’s office hours.

Unsure if something might be an Honor Code violation?

Students can always reach out to for advice on how to handle a situation or to report a case as a witness

Scheduling a Procedures Overview Appointment

Once you’ve reviewed the resources above, consider scheduling a Procedures Overview Appointment with an Honor Code administrator. At the appointment, you can ask an Honor Code administrator personalized questions that apply to your current circumstances. To schedule an appointment, please email and provide your upcoming availability in the next 2-3 business days.

Join the Honor Council

For Emory College students interested in serving on the Honor Council, the application process is typically open at the start of the spring semester. Students may also apply to be part of the Honor Council Appeal Panel.

In addition to investigating and hearing cases, all student Honor Council members enroll in ECS 300: Honor Council Practicum each fall and spring semester they serve. The practicum is a 2-credit (satisfactory/unsatisfactory only) course that provides training about Honor Council procedures and discussion of topics related to the field of academic integrity.