Honor Code

The Honor Code outlines certain standards of ethical conduct for persons associated with the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan. The policies of the Honor Code apply to graduate and undergraduate students, faculty members, and administrators. The Honor Code is based on these tenets:

  • Engineers must possess personal integrity both as students and as professionals. They must be honorable people to ensure safety, health, fairness, and the proper use of available resources in their undertakings.
  • Students in the College of Engineering community are honorable and trustworthy persons.
  • The students, faculty members, and administrators of the College of Engineering trust each other to uphold the principles of the Honor Code. They are jointly responsible for precautions against violations of its policies.
  • It is dishonorable for students to receive credit for work that is not the result of their own efforts.


The Honor Council serves as a link between the Engineering Honor Code and the students of the College. The council’s main purpose is to educate the students about ethical thinking and decision making. Members of the Honor Council visit classes every year to answer questions about the Honor Code and acquaint students with its ideals. The council also investigates alleged violations of the Honor Code and recommends action to the Faculty Committee on Discipline

Interested in becoming a member of the Honor Council?

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