Academic honor and integrity are essential to the existence of a university community. If high standards of honesty are not maintained by everyone, the entire community and society itself suffer. As responsible citizens of the UNCP community, students (undergraduate and graduate) are obligated to uphold basic standards of honesty and to actively encourage others to respect and maintain those standards. Allowing academic dishonesty is just as dishonest as committing a dishonest act oneself.
The general categories of acts that violate the Academic Honor Code are: cheating, plagiarism, fabrication and falsification, abuse of academic materials and complicity.