Honors Academic and Personal Integrity Policy


CMU Honors Academic and Personal Integrity Policy

1.      As a member of the Honors Program at Central Michigan University, you are participating in a community of scholarship based on the values of honesty, respect, fairness, and responsibility.


2.      CMU Honors Program students are expected to maintain a high standard of academic and personal integrity by adhering to the CMU policies on Academic Integrity and the CMU Code of Student Conduct as stipulated in the CMU Bulletin.  It is each student's responsibility to become aware of these policies upon entering CMU.


3.      Participation in the Honors Program, and all associated Honors Scholarships, are a privilege.  Honors students are expected to have exemplary academic and social behavior to be considered "in good standing" with the Honors Program.


4.      Failure to adhere to standards of academic integrity and personal conduct both on and off-campus* is considered a breach of "Honors good standing" status.   


5.      When the Honors Office becomes aware that a student has been found in violation of academic dishonesty or social misconduct policies, the Honors Director will meet with the student and has the right to impose sanctions (in addition to sanctions that may have already been imposed by faculty, academic departments, the Office of Student Conduct, the Office of Residence Life, the police or other CMU entity).


6.      Honors sanctions can include but are not limited to: (1) Written documentation in a student's Honors file for first time minor violations.  A letter in one's file is not meant to be viewed as punitive but is instead designed to help ensure the future success of the student consistent with Honors Core Values;  (2) Honors Program probation throughout the remainder of one's time in the CMU Honors Program; or (3) Dismissal from the Honors Program (and therefore loss of any Honors associated scholarship, including the Centralis Scholarship) when there is a pattern of repeat misconduct or when the situation is severe in nature (i.e., violence, threat, sexual misconduct, etc.).  The Honors Director has the right to impose a sanction at any of these three levels depending on the situation.  The listed sanctions are not exhaustive and are not required to be progressive when the situation is serious enough to warrant Honors Program probation or dismissal as a first action.


7.      Dismissal from the Honors Program will automatically result in a permanent loss of one's Honors associated Scholarship(s). 


8.      Suspension or dismissal from CMU will automatically result in dismissal from the Honors Program and the permanent loss of any Honors associated scholarship(s).   Suspended students that CMU allows to return in a subsequent semester cannot regain their Honors scholarship but can appeal to the Honors Director to be readmitted to the program without a scholarship. 


9.      Appeals to sanctions imposed by the Honors Program Director are to be made in writing within 2 weeks to the Honors Director's supervisor.


Upon Honors Program admission and acceptance of any Honors Program-related scholarship or benefit, Honors students hereby (1) agree to uphold the highest standards of academic and personal integrity by not violating either the CMU Academic Integrity Policy and/or the CMU Code of Student Conduct; (2) understand that failure to do so can result in an Honors-imposed sanction including dismissal from Honors and loss of any and all Honors-associated scholarship(s); (3) take the responsibility to make themselves aware of the CMU Academic Integrity Policy and CMU Code of Student Conduct Policies upon entry to CMU; and 4) give permission to Academic Departments, Faculty, Residence Life, the CMU Police, Office of Civil Rights and Institutional Equity, and the Office of Student Conduct to release my information to the Honors Program office.

*The university shall take disciplinary action in cases concerning a student's actions or offenses occurring within or affecting people on property within the physical boundaries of Central Michigan University, on or affecting university owned or controlled property, or when the student is in attendance at a university sponsored event, or when the interest of the university as a community, are clearly involved.  Only where the health and safety of members of this community are clearly involved shall the special authority of the university be asserted in other cases.


Approved by the Honors Council on March 17, 2015