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Engaging Ethics: A Campus Quality Enhancement Plan


"Having integrity is living in harmony with the principles you believe in. It is the virtue of consistency. Integrity requires that you resist making an exception of yourself. It demands that you follow your principles even when doing so comes at a real cost…. But integrity is not the only moral virtue, and it isn’t even the most important one. The example of the fanatic shows this. We may be absolutely dedicated to our principles, but if those principles are deeply flawed, it would be better, morally speaking, for us to have less integrity…. Integrity is worthy of our admiration only when it is tied to morally legitimate principles." 

Russ Shafer-Landau, The Fundamentals of Ethics, 5th ed. (OUP, 2021), 178

Salem: A Community of Honor

The Honor Code:

Salem College is a community of honor. I will show respect for my community by behaving with honesty, integrity, and civility.

As a responsibility to my honor community:

  1. I will show respect for my classmates and faculty by maintaining honesty in my academic work and refraining from cheating.

  2. I will show respect for my community and peers by maintaining integrity and honesty in my daily life and refraining from stealing and lying.

  3. I will show respect for faculty, staff, my peers, classmates, and members of the administration by maintaining civility and refraining from disruptive and abusive language and behavior.

I acknowledge that I will be held accountable for my decisions and behavior, and I will accept the consequences of my actions. In choosing Salem College, I pledge to uphold the principles of the Honor Code and will cherish and guard its traditions.

Academic Integrity

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