Barton College Student Code of Conduct

Preamble

Barton College is committed to standards of honorable conduct based on the highest ideals and values of personal honor, integrity, responsibility, and commitment to community. This is the context in which the college community establishes its standards of conduct and processes for responding to compromise of those standards.

It is assumed that, in accepting membership in the College community, students have made a concurrent commitment to its social and academic standards and that each will abide by those standards, accept full responsibility for his/her actions, and give full support to ensuring the integrity of those standards.

Specifically, students are expected to accept full responsibility for their actions, to conduct themselves with honor and integrity in all endeavors, to never knowingly or willfully lie, cheat, or steal, or to be involved in or condone any activity to the contrary, and to support in word and deed the concepts and principles of the College’s Student Code of Conduct and Honor Code.

Students entering Barton College are required to express their commitment to these standards through the following affirmation:

I PROMISE THAT, WHILE I AM A STUDENT AT THE COLLEGE, I WILL TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY NEVER KNOWINGLY OR WILLINGLY VIOLATE ANY OF ITS RULES, REGULATIONS, OR STANDARDS OF CONDUCT; TO NEVER LIE, CHEAT, OR STEAL; TO DISCOURAGE THOSE WHO WOULD DO OTHERWISE; AND, TO SUPPORT IN WORD AND DEED, THE CONCEPT AND PRINCIPLES OF THE HONOR SYSTEM.

The mission of the College is rooted in our commitment to developing ethical and socially responsible behavior in all human relationships. Responsible living in a community of learners requires adherence to demanding standards.

Members of the Barton College Community WILL:

  • Express opinions with civility.
  • Show consideration for the opinions of others.
  • Respect the sanctity and dignity of ideas.
  • Promote the honor code in all their actions for the benefit of the community of learners at Barton.

Members of the Barton Community WILL NOT:

  • Lie
  • Cheat
  • Plagiarize
  • Steal
  • Violate others’ property
  • Tolerate others’ disregard for the honor code