The Duke University Honor Council works to promote thoughtful consideration of the Duke Community Standard in diverse settings within and beyond the University through events, policy work, partnerships, and outreach. In doing so, we seek to build an honorable community rooted in fairness, accountability, honesty, and respect that produces graduates who extend these values into society.

Our Mission

2003 - Spring 2007

2007 - present

Duke University is a community of scholars and learners, committed to the principles of honesty, trustworthiness, fairness, and respect for others. Students share with faculty and staff the responsibility for promoting a climate of integrity. As citizens of this community, students are expected to adhere to these fundamental values at all times, in both their academic and non-academic endeavors.

The Pledge
Students affirm their commitment to uphold the values of the Duke University community by signing a pledge that states:

  • I will not lie, cheat, or steal in my academic endeavors, nor will I accept the actions of those who do.

  • I will conduct myself responsibly and honorably in all my activities as a Duke student.

The Reaffirmation
Upon completion of each academic assignment, students may be expected to reaffirm the above commitment by signing this statement: "I have adhered to the Duke Community Standard in completing this assignment." [Student Signature]

Duke University is a community dedicated to scholarship, leadership, and service and to the principles of honesty, fairness, respect, and accountability. Citizens of this community commit to reflect upon and uphold these principles in all academic and non-academic endeavors, and to protect and promote a culture of integrity.

To uphold the Duke Community Standard:

* I will not lie, cheat, or steal in my academic endeavors;
* I will conduct myself honorably in all my endeavors; and
* I will act if the Standard is compromised.

[Student Signature]

Duke Community Standard

Our History