SGU HONOR CODE AND ETHICS
Cooperation and collaboration are encouraged in all aspects of work and study which can benefit from collective effort.
Plagiarism and/or other forms of dishonesty are firmly rejected in the SGU community. In accordance with these ideals, all students of the University are required to adhere to the Honor Code.
The University’s Honor Code must be signed by all students upon matriculation at the University. The agreement is binding throughout students’ tenure at the University.
The text of the Honor Code is:
As a member of the student body of St. George’s University, which is an institution of education dedicated to a high standard of ethics and academic achievement, and recognizing that it is the duty of all of the University community members to nurture honesty and social responsibility, I agree:
- to adhere to the University policy of maintaining a high standard of honor and academic integrity;
- to refrain from violations of these ideals by breach of this Code of Conduct, for example, cheating, plagiarizing, lying, or stealing and;
- to accept the responsibility for reporting such wrongdoing upon witness.
- to adhere to all University safety and security rules and regulations as stated in the Student Manual. This includes wearing a helmet while riding a motorcycle, a motor scooter, or any two-wheeled vehicle in Grenada.
It is understood that any breach of this Honor Code necessitates disciplinary action subject to the discretion of University Officials. Once enrolled in the University, acquiescence to this Code is in effect for the duration of the student’s matriculation at the University.
Students must be above suspicion in all testing situations. When cheating is suspected, it is not the obligation of the University to prove violation of this Code beyond a reasonable doubt, but rather by a preponderance of the credible evidence submitted.
Students are strongly advised to consider the following guidelines:
- Students must not expose themselves to any situation that lends itself to a suspicion of cheating, such as talking during an examination, looking at another student’s examination paper, or the unauthorized possession of notes and other materials.
- Students found cheating are subject to dismissal from the University, pursuant to applicable disciplinary procedures.
- Students found helping, abetting, or acquiescing to an act of cheating by another student are presumed to be equally in violation of this Code.