Wake Forest considers adherence to the Honor Code and maintenance of a sense of social and community responsibility to be integral to the mission of the University. The Honor Code concerns itself primarily with the academic integrity of the institution and its students, and covers cheating, deception, stealing, plagiarism, dishonesty, and contempt, in the academic context. Conduct cases involve violations of the University’s standards of community responsibility.
Wake Forest’s standards for academic honor are applicable to students in every academic pursuit, whether on campus or off. Any act committed while engaged in an academic endeavor which violates these standards becomes a proper subject for review by the conduct system.