2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin

Honor Code

The University of Denver is an honor code school.  All community members--students, staff, faculty and administrators--are held to the same expectations as outlined in the Honor Code. 

Honor Code Statement

All members of the University of Denver are expected to uphold the values of integrity, respect and responsibility. These values embody the Honor Code for students, faculty, staff and administrators as members of the University community. Our values are defined in the following ways:

  • Integrity: acting in an honest and ethical manner;
  • Respect: honoring differences in people, ideas and opinions;
  • Responsibility: accepting ownership for one’s own conduct.

The complete text of the Honor Code and Honor Code violation procedures relating to students is maintained by Student Rights & Responsibilities.

Note: Some units may have additional or more stringent ethical guidelines. Students should contact the department for details.


The Pioneer Pledge is an action statement that embodies the values of the Honor Code. The “Pledge” is intended as a mutual agreement between all members of the University of Denver community grounded in the values of inclusion, equity, and integrity. Our identities, our cultures, and humanity should be honored and respected. Members of the campus community have the RIGHT to be treated with respect, and share the RESPONSBILITY to behave with integrity, and to create a campus climate that honors the values of free expression and inclusion.

The “Pledge” is intended as a mutual agreement between all members of the University of Denver community and is as follows: 

As a University of Denver Pioneer, I pledge….
• to act with INTEGRITY and pursue academic excellence;
• to RESPECT differences in people, experiences, ideas and opinions; and,
• to accept my ethical RESPONSIBILITIES as a local and global citizen
Because I take pride in being a member of the University of Denver community, I will uphold the Honor Code and encourage others to follow my example. 


Committed to helping ensure that a positive and safe learning environment exists at the University, Student Rights & Responsibilities promotes the Honor Code and addresses violations by students. For more information on the student conduct policies and procedures, please visit www.du.edu/studentlife/studentconduct.

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