All academic work is based on the understanding that everyone engaged in academic discourse, in research, and in teaching is truthful, diligent, and respectful of the work of others. Without this, no academic community can flourish. Academic integrity is the moral code that builds trust between scholars.
Because of this, students at Luther College first adopted an honor code in 1962 and have affirmed its importance for the academic life at Luther ever since. It is every student’s responsibility to observe the college’s Honor Code by not violating academic integrity, and to protect the Honor Code by reporting any possible cases of violation.