As a member of ADSM’s Community of Honor, it is the student’s personal responsibility to know, understand, and abide by the Code and seek clarification when needed from faculty, staff, and fellow students.
Specifically, students must:
Failure to take appropriate steps to fully understand the Code shall be neither an acceptable nor tolerable excuse for any Honor Code offense. Honor is not an option for any ADSM student; it is an expectation and requirement of this community. An expressed commitment to understand and abide by the Code is a requirement for continued enrollment at ADSM, and students shall be asked to reaffirm their understanding of and commitment to the ADSM Undergraduate Honor Code throughout their years as an ADSM student.
Honor Offenses- Academic & Non-Academic
The ADSM Honor Code is comprehensive and its philosophies apply to all student behavior and decision making at the School, both inside and outside the classroom.
Academic honor offenses include offenses of:
Academic honor offenses currently fall under six general categories:
Nonacademic offenses include offenses of all policies outlined in the Community Expectations section of the Undergraduate Handbook.
Reporting Honor Code Offenses
A fundamental component of the ADSM Honor Code is the student’s obligation to act. As a member of the Community of Honor, students are expected to feel a sense of duty and obligation to confront ethical dilemmas and to take some action, even if it means not officially reporting it through the disciplinary processes. Students have multiple avenues for confronting ethical dilemmas, and it is the community’s expectation that you will choose one of them including, but not limited to:
Adjudication Procedures for Honor Code Offenses
The administration of campus disciplinary matters related to the ADSM Undergraduate Honor Code has been delegated by the President to the Office of Student Affairs. Other members of the Assistant Dean of Student’s staff may be involved at the School’s discretion where appropriate. Professional staff members provide leadership for the processes by advising students, faculty, administrators, and staff in regard to disciplinary concerns.
The School disciplinary process is designed as an educational process for resolving honor offenses. The goals are to protect the rights of ADSM community members, to assure that all parties receive fair process in the handling of complaints, and to assist students in becoming responsible citizens and accepting the consequences of their behavior. The Office of Student Affairs reviews reports of alleged honor offenses and any supporting documentation, including the seriousness of the honor offense, location of the incident, and prior disciplinary record. After this review, the Office of Student Affairs delegates the matter to one of the disciplinary processes detailed in the School Judicial Process section of the Policies & Procedures Manual.