The Honor System at Stevens was developed to fulfill two objectives. It ensures that work submitted by students can be trusted as their own and was performed in an atmosphere of honesty and fair play. A secondary function of the Honor System is to promote, both on the campus and in the individual student, a sense of honor in preparation for the professional world.
In order for this Honor System to be effective, the continued support and cooperation of the student body, faculty, and administration is needed. In addition, the Honor System's governing body, the Honor Board, serves to ensure that the integrity of the system is upheld.Read More
The Honor Board is completely student run group of students who uphold the Honor System and enforce honor and integrity at Stevens. If you would like to promote Stevens' core values of honesty, trust, fairness, responsibility and respect, please apply for membership to the Honor Board. Upon completion of the application, you will be placed on the ballot for the spring elections; the student body will vote for Honor Board representatives the week of March 16-21.
A student was accused of cheating on the final examination in Chemistry during her second semester at Stevens. There is ample testimonial and physical evidence that she did indeed copy all of her answers off of the student sitting next to her. However, due to personal reasons, she decided to take a one-year leave of absence from Stevens. Should the Honor Board still investigate this case? Should it be put on hold until she returns, despite the fact that the truth becomes blurrier and blurrier as time passes?
The dictionary defines plagiarism as the act of "...stealing and using the ideas, writings, or inventions of another as one's own" or ".... taking passages, plots, or ideas from another and using them as one's own".
The Honor Board at Stevens Institute of Technology upholds the dictionary's definition of plagiarism.