On the application for admission, students sign a statement agreeing to conform to and uphold the Honor Code. Therefore, students are responsible for understanding the provisions of the code, which are set forth below. To maintain an academic community according to the standards of the Honor Code, students and faculty must report all alleged violations of the Honor code to the Honor Committee. Any student who has knowledge of, but does not report, a violation may be accused of lying under the Honor Code.
The Honor Code of George Mason University deals specifically with:
Cheating encompasses the following:
Lying encompasses the following:
The willful and knowledgeable telling of an untruth, as well as any form of deceit, attempted deceit, or fraud in an oral or written statement relating to academic work. This includes but is not limited to:
Stealing encompasses the following:
Taking or appropriating without the permission to do so, and with the intent to keep or to make use of wrongfully, property belonging to any member of the GMU community or any property located on the university campus. This includes misuse of university computer resources.
More details can be found on the Office of the Provost pages.