Chicago State University Code of Excellence

As a member of the Chicago State University Community, I pledge the following:

I will practice personal and academic integrity.

Dishonesty of any kind including the practice of plagiarism or copying another person’s scholarship, lying, deceit, excuse making and disloyalty in personal relationships is not acceptable.

I will respect the dignity of all persons.

Behaviors which compromise or demean the dignity of individuals or groups, including hazing, intimidating, taunting, teasing, baiting, ridiculing, insulting, harassing and discriminating are not acceptable.

I will respect the rights and property of others.

All forms of theft, vandalism, arson, misappropriation, malicious damage to and desecration or destruction of property is not acceptable. Any behavior that violates persons’ rights to move about freely, to express themselves appropriately and to enjoy privacy is not acceptable.

I will strive for true cultural diversity and learn to accept and value the differences of others.

Denial of equal rights and opportunities for all regardless of their age, sex, race, religion, disability, ethnic heritage socioeconomic status, sexual orientation and gender equity, political, social or other affiliation or disaffiliation is not acceptable.

I will respect the basic human rights.

Behaviors which are inconsiderate, insensitive, inhospitable, or inciteful, or which unjustly or arbitrarily inhibit another’s abilities to feel safe or welcomed in the pursuit of appropriate academic goals are not acceptable.

I will strive for personal and academic excellence.

Allegiance to these ideals obligates us to be responsible for our own actions and deeds, take ownership of our education, pursue scholarship and abide by all university rules and procedures.

I will strive to abide by the principles of this code and will encourage others to do the same.