The Georgetown University Honor Council, in keeping with the University’s mission as a Jesuit, Catholic institution committed to the education of the whole person, has issued a formal honor system that includes the following: “Upon application to any of the academic divisions of Georgetown University subject to the jurisdiction of the Honor System, all students will agree to sign the Honor Pledge. Upon matriculation, the student will state or write the pledge as follows:
In pursuit of the high ideals and rigorous standards of academic life I commit myself to respect and to uphold the Georgetown University honor system:
To be honest in every academic endeavor, and
To conduct myself honorably, as a responsible member of the Georgetown community as we live and work together.
Faculty may at their discretion require students to include a signed version of the pledge with their assignments.”
The honor system also includes more specific standards of conduct regarding plagiarism, misuse of library and technological resources, and falsifying academic documentation, among other issues.