Violating the Honor Code is a student’s decision. There are ways though that faculty can help in preventing these violations.
Placing a statement regarding academic honesty on your syllabus or test is a great way to ensure that students understand and agree with all the policies you have put forth in your syllabus. Here are some great examples that as a faculty you could use.
I certify that I neither received no gave any outside assistance in the completion of this assessment. I understand that gaining or providing an improper academic advantage in any manner, through any medium, is a violation of the University of Florida’s Student Honor Code. I understand that I will receive any academic penalty and will be referred to Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution should I violate the Student Honor Code. See sccr.dso.ufl.edu/policies/student-honor-code-student-conduct-code/
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I understand that Academic honesty and integrity are fundamental values of the University. Students commit to holding themselves and their peers to the high standard of honor required by the Student Honor Code. I understand that if I become aware of a violation of the Student Honor Code, I am encouraged to report the violation to my Faculty member. On my honor, I have neither given nor received unauthorized aid on this assessment.
Example 3 Please write out the statement below:
On my honor, I have neither given nor received unauthorized aid on this assessment.