How You Can Be Involved

The University of Maryland is one of a small number of leading institutions with a student-administered honor code, our Code of Academic Integrity. The Honor Council spends many hours educating students about the aims and nature of our Code and also resolves hundreds of cases of alleged academic dishonesty each year. The standard sanction for academic dishonesty at Maryland is the 'XF' grade penalty, recorded on the transcript as "Failure Due to Academic Dishonesty."

We set high standards for academic integrity because we believe genuine learning is most likely to occur in an environment of trust. You can help us by discussing with your student the importance of integrity in his/her work and life and how Maryland's strict academic integrity standards (including an Honor Pledge signed on major assignments) will help your student acquire habits of honesty and responsibility that will serve them well for a lifetime.