As a Spartan, I will strive to uphold values of the highest ethical standard. I will practice honesty in my work, foster honesty in my peers, and take pride in knowing that honor is worth more than grades. I will carry these values beyond my time as a student at Michigan State University, continuing the endeavor to build personal integrity in all that I do.

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Testimonials

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Zachary Terwilliger Senior, Eli Broad College of Business

“The Broad College of Business holds all business students to the Broad Honor Code.  A campus wide emphasis of integrity, respect, and continuous improvement would be beneficial to all Spartans. Who will lead with integrity, honesty, and respect? Spartans Will.”

Della Uekert Sophomore, James Madison College

“Ensuring that MSU creates an environment in which students are creating 100% original work not only makes them better writers, researchers, and learners, but also makes our University look even more prestigious than it already is.”

Joseph Friedli Senior, Lyman Briggs College

“Maintaining a high standard of academic integrity is a responsibility for all Spartans. While Lyman Briggs College currently has a long-standing honor code in place for its own students, the new MSU Spartan Code of Honor is essential for holding everyone accountable at Michigan State University.”

June Youatt Provost

"We must rely on honest scholarship – that our work is our own, that we do not take credit for the work of others, and that we have worked to our own highest abilities.  To build the kind of academic community that is honored and esteemed outside our community, we have to pledge ourselves to the highest level of integrity inside the community."

Mark Hollis Athletic Director

“Integrity is the foundation of defining a person’s life.  The collection of  life’s choices, actions and relationships allow an individual to excel with integrity.  While we are each accountable for our own behavior, Michigan State University delivers an environment to shine as a student and live as a Spartan of Honor.”

Teresa Wehrwein, PhD, RN, NEA-BC Associate Dean for Academic and Clinical Affairs College of Nursing

“The College of Nursing has a College level honor code in place.  We believe that as a practice discipline it is crucial that our students maintain the highest standards of integrity in all of their work both didactic and the clinical practice experiences.”

Pledge List

Courtney T
Natural Science, 2018

Brittany S
Natural Science, 2018

Trisha E
Education, 2018

Peter H
Natural Science, 2019

Genevieve B
Education, 2020

Matthew M
Natural Science, 2020

Elizabeth H
Agriculture and Natural Resources, 2020

Erin U
Honors College, 2018

Ellen S.
Education, 2020

Anna L
Natural Science, 2019