Now that classes are underway, President Bill Powers has announced that a new Student Honor Code has been approved and is now in effect. In a message to faculty and staff President Powers wrote, “I’m proud that our students, led by the Senate of College Councils, have taken the initiative to update UT’s Honor Code.”
The new Student Honor Code reads:
As a student of The University of Texas at Austin, I shall abide by the core values of the University and uphold academic integrity.
This code is more succinct and explicitly mentions academic integrity, as requested by students.
The code that has been used for the last nine years is now known as the University Code of Conduct and is applicable to all members of The University of Texas community. It reads:
The core values of The University of Texas at Austin are learning, discovery, freedom, leadership, individual opportunity, and responsibility. Each member of the university is expected to uphold these values through integrity, honesty, trust, fairness, and respect toward peers and community.
”Meaningful words have real power, and I am proud that our whole campus community contemplates and abides by these principles,” said Powers.