e Colorado School of
Mines Studetn Honor Code
Mines students believe it is our responsibility to promote and maintain high ethical
standards in order to ensure our safety, welfare, and enjoyment of a successful
was written by students and
learning environment. Each of us, under this Code, shall assume responsibility for
adopted by the student body
our behavior in the area of academic integrity.
in April 2003.
As a Mines student, I am expected to adhere to the highest standards of academic
excellence and personal integrity regarding my schoolwork, exams, academic
projects, and research endeavors. I will act honestly, responsibly, and above all with
honor and integrity in all aspects of my academic endeavors at Mines. I will not
misrepresent the work of others as my own, nor will I give or receive unauthorized
assistance in the performance of academic coursework. I will conduct myself in
an ethical manner in my use of the library, computing center, and all other school
facilities and resources. By practicing these principles, I will strive to uphold the
principles of integrity and academic excellence at Mines. I will not participate in or
tolerate any form of discrimination or mistreatment of anther individual.
Why was a Student Honor Code instituted?
e students of CSM wish to send the message that academic integrity is a value strongly
held by the student body, and that graduates of CSM understand that integrity, and
speciﬁ cally academic integrity, is a critical component of an education in the professional
disciplines of engineering, mathematics and the sciences. Such a code, initiated and
developed by students, will help to uphold and enhance the already strong reputation of the
institution, which will beneﬁ t graduates in a number of ways.
What happens if a student is accused of academic dishonesty?
If an instructor suspects a student of academic dishonesty, the instructor will notify the
Student Judicial Panel (SJP) by email at SJP@mines.edu. Th
e instructor will present the
evidence s/he has regarding the student to the SJP. Th
e SJP will then contact the student to
notify him/her that s/he has been charged with an act of academic dishonesty. A hearing in
front of the SJP will be scheduled as quickly as possible. At the hearing, the student will be
given the opportunity to explain what happened and why the student does not believe it was
an act of academic dishonesty. Th
e SJP will examine all evidence and make a decision based
on the evidence. If a student is found guilty, the SLP will hand down the punishment. A
ﬁ rst oﬀ ense generally carries a punishment of an “F” for the course – or a lesser punishment.
We must not allow
A second oﬀ ense carries a punishment of a mandatory “F” in the course and a one-year
other people’s limited
suspension from Mines that will be reﬂ ected on the student’s permanent record.
perceptions to deﬁ ne
e SJP is made up of 5 voting members (justices) and 2-3 alternate members. If there is a
conﬂ ict of interest between the accused student and a voting justice, an alternate justice will
step forward for the proceedings. If a student is found guilty and would like to appeal the
- Virginia Satir
case, it will go before the Student Affairs Committee, a group consisting of the Student
Body President, the four class presidents, and four faculty members.
Colorado School of Mines Undergraduate Academic Advising Manual