The University of Colorado Boulder Honor Code aims to promote and uphold a strong culture of academic integrity on our campus. Through educational outreach and our adjudication process, we strive to teach students about the university’s values regarding academic integrity and how these values will provide a solid moral framework with which we may work for the rest of our lives.

We invite all students, faculty, and staff to act with integrity both on campus and while representing the university in the Boulder community and beyond so that we may demonstrate with pride what it means to be affiliated with our great university.


An honor code establishes a fundamental social contract within which the university community agrees to live. This contract relies on the conviction that the personal and academic integrity of each individual member strengthens and improves the quality of life for the entire community. The presence of an honor code is vital to protecting the value of our academic accomplishments at the university. Through mutual trust we may create an environment in which our work is honest and respectable.

The honor code works by receiving the support and participation of all members in the university community. Each member of the university community pledges to personally uphold the values of the honor code. As citizens of an academic community of trust, respect, and honor, University of Colorado Boulder students do not act dishonestly while on campus or while representing the university in surrounding communities. Nor should students suffer from the dishonest acts of others. Together we may create a community in which we take pride in our honest work and can trust each other to act honestly at all times.