Academic Responsibility

Bucknell University is an academic community that assumes personal and professional integrity on the part of all its members. Bucknell has adopted these six fundamental values that define academic integrity:

  • Honesty
  • Trust
  • Fairness
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Courage

These values are inscribed in the Bucknell University Honor Code, which was adopted in spring 2005.

Supporting these values in word and deed is the responsibility of each member of the community. Alleged acts of academic misconduct should be taken seriously and dealt with according to the University’s policy.

Bucknell University Honor Code

As a student and citizen of the Bucknell University community:

  1. I will not lie, cheat or steal in my academic endeavors.
  2. I will forthrightly oppose each and every instance of academic dishonesty.
  3. I will let my conscience guide my decision to communicate directly with any person or persons I believe to have been dishonest in academic work.
  4. I will let my conscience guide my decision on reporting breaches of academic integrity to the appropriate faculty or deans.