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Academic Integrity Pledge

In spring 2014, on the recommendation of the Student Affairs University Policy Committee and the Academic Affairs University Policy Committee, I approve the adoption of an Undergrate Academic Integrity Pledge.

The Academic Integrity Pledge states:

"I am committed to being a person of integrity. I pledge, as a member of the Santa Clara University community, to abide by and uphold the standards of academic integrity contained in the Student Conduct Code."

The Academic Integrity Pledge, designed to deepen the understanding of and commitment to academic integrity at Santa Clara, will be inserted into the Academic Integrity Policy in the Undergraduate Bulletin and the Student Handbook. I have asked Phyllis Brown, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies, and Mathew Duncan, Associate Dean for Student Life, to take responsibility for consulting a small team to oversee the implementation process.

I would like to thank the committed student, staff, and faculty leaders who have worked tirelessly for several years to support the highest-level of academic integrity on campus. I am particularly grateful to the work of Hackworth Fellows Aven Satre-Meloy and Austin Smith, both of whom were advised by David DeCosse in the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics; the leaders of the Associated Student Government of the past three years; the 2013-14 Honor Code Drafting Committee; and the members of the University Policy Committees who have reviewed their proposals.