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The Academic Integrity Code

The Honor Pledge

The Honor Pledge is a cornerstone of the University's Academic Integrity Code and serves as a reminder of the University's commitment to academic integrity.
Students of the University agree to abide by the following standards as defined by this Code:

  1. Students will not lie, cheat, or steal to gain academic advantage.
  2. Students will oppose and report every instance of academic dishonesty.
  3. Students will not unfairly further their own academic performance.

Students attending Appalachian State University Pledge:
“I pledge on my honor that I have not violated the Appalachian State University Academic Integrity Code.”


Cheating. Using, attempting to use, or giving unauthorized assistance or materials in an effort to gain academic advantage.

False Information. Providing false academic information in any form, regardless of communication method (e.g. e-mail or other electronic communication), with the intent to deceive or mislead.

Misuse of Academic Materials. Acquiring, stealing, damaging, or sharing academic materials without a faculty member’s or student’s consent, for the purpose of gaining an academic advantage.

Multiple Submission. Submitting an assignment more than once, either from a current or prior course, without the consent of all involved faculty members.

Plagiarism. Presenting the words or ideas of another as one’s own words or ideas.