Lower School Honor Code
Wyoming Seminary is an academic community based on trust. Honesty in the execution and presentation of graded work is vital for real learning and fair evaluation.
Cheating, facilitating cheating, and plagiarism impedes learning and creativity, undermines meaningful grading, and subverts trust between students and faculty.
Each faculty member has the responsibility to clearly express to students what types of work and assignments should be done without assistance and what citations are appropriate. Students are expected to sign an Honor Code statement (“I have neither given nor received unauthorized aid on this work.”) on specified tests, papers and reports.
Each Student Agrees:
• I understand and will support and follow the Honor Code.
• I will not personally use unauthorized materials, and I will not participate with others in cheating.
• I will not facilitate cheating, and if I become aware of violations of academic integrity, I understand that I have a responsibility to the community and should at least say something to the student involved or discuss the situation with a teacher.
In an extreme situation, the school may convene a team of teachers, the Middle School Division Coordinator and the Middle School Dean to further discuss the incident.