Test your knowledge of the Elon University Academic
Honor Code by answering
the questions below.
1. Which of the
following is NOT covered in the Elon Academic Honor Code?
b. expressing opinions with civility
c. showing consideration for opinions of others
d. respecting shared
e. none of the above (i.e., all are in the honor code)
2. (true or false)
Students who contribute to other students’ honor violations may also be
held accountable for their actions.
3. (true or false)
Students who can show a compelling reason why they have copied the work
without footnoting cannot be charged under the honor code.
4. (true or false)
The first time a student is found guilty of an honor code violation, that
receives an “F” for the course, and that course cannot be repeated to
erase that grade.
5. (true or false)
If you take a direct quote from a book and you change a minimum of 10% of
words in the quote, you are no longer required to cite the author in a
6. Jeff paraphrases
(but doesn’t directly quote) the ideas of an author in the middle of his
He does not identify the author in the text of his paper, but he does list
the book in the
bibliography at the end of his paper.
|a. Jeff has violated the Elon Honor Code
b. Jeff has NOT violated the Elon Honor Code
_____7. Jane is
enrolled in a class that requires her to observe 20 hours of an elementary
classroom behavior in a local school. Jane’s having a busy semester
(heavy course load and
outside job) and is having trouble finding the time. Since she has four
younger siblings, she feels
she knows about children’s behavior already. She writes the summary paper
without setting foot
in the classroom. Jane is a good writer and she receives an A grade on
Jane has violated the Elon Honor Code
Jane has NOT violated the Elon Honor Code
It’s uncertain whether this is a violation of the Elon Honor
8. (true or false)
For a second honor code violation, a student will have a letter sent home,
student cannot be dismissed from Elon.
9. Chris’ friend,
Pat, has been under a lot of pressure with Greek rush and other leadership
commitments. Chris feels sorry for Pat and agrees to search the Internet
to find a suitable paper
for Pat to hand in to a biology teacher. Pat submits the paper and gets a
grade of “B” initially.
Later the instructor discovers the paper has been lifted from the Internet
and changes the grade to
an “F.” According to the Elon Honor Code:
Pat has violated the Academic Honor Code
has violated the Academic Honor Code
Both Pat and Chris have violated the Academic Honor Code
10. (true or false) A
faculty member who suspects a violation of the Academic Honor Code
to report the violation to the appropriate authorities.
11. Which of the
following types of people are represented on the Elon College Hearing
group that considers a case if the student denies any misconduct?
b. Faculty and students
d. Faculty, students and staff from Student Life
e. Students and staff from
f. Faculty and staff from Student Life