WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue University recently adopted an honor pledge created by students that aims to encourage a culture of integrity in response to a perceived climate of academic dishonesty on campus.
The Lafayette Journal and Courier reports the pledge will be part of the admissions process, new student orientation, course syllabuses and a mandatory freshman seminar.
A 2015 university survey found that students and faculty thought cheating was a widespread problem at the university.
A group of students developed the pledge after researching what other universities use. Cameron Mann, a student who helped develop the pledge, says the group included international students to ensure it translated well into other languages.
The university is constructing a 40 foot long “Honor Tracks” project which will include words from the pledge.