RIT Honor Code

DRAFT - Presented by President Simone to the RIT Board of Trustees (July 13, 2006, updated October, 5, 2006)

Integrity and strong moral character are valued and expected within and outside of the RIT community. As members of the RIT community, including students, trustees, faculty, staff, and administrators, we will:

  • Demonstrate civility, respect, decency and sensitivity towards our fellow members of the RIT community, and recognize that all individuals at this university are part of the larger RIT family, and as such are entitled to that support and mutual respect which they deserve.
  • Conduct ourselves with the highest standards of moral and ethical behavior. Such behavior includes taking responsibility for our own personal choices, decisions and academic and professional work.
  • Affirm through the daily demonstration of these ideals that RIT is a university devoted to the pursuit of knowledge and a free exchange of ideas in an open and respectful climate.

The RIT Honor Code encompasses other RIT policies and procedures which include:

  • RIT Core Values
  • RIT Diversity Statement
  • Research Oversight Policy (C1.0)
  • Misconduct in Research and Scholarship (C2.0)
  • Intellectual Property Policay (C3.0)
  • Conflict of Interest PErtaining to Externally Funded Projects (C4.0)
  • Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects in Research (C5.0)
  • Policy Prohibiting Discrimination and Harassment (C6.0)
  • Code of Conduct for Computer and Network Use (C8.0)
  • Policy with Respect to Demonstration on Campus (C11.0)
  • Drug and Alcohol Policies (C15.1-Student; C15.2-Faculty/Staff)
  • Illegal Conduct (C18.0)
  • Academic Honesty Policy (D8.0)
  • Academic Conduct and Appeals Procedures (D17.0)
  • RIT Student Conduct Process (D18.0)
  • RIT Expectations for Community Behavior (in Student Rights and Responsibilities Manual)