This fall, the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering begins a new tradition: the Fulton Schools of Engineering Honor Code. Like the Order of the Engineer obligation for graduating seniors, the Honor Code represents a public commitment to professionalism and integrity but enables all students—from freshmen through graduate level—to make a pledge to ethical standards.
“We believe our students are engineers from day one,” says says James Collofello, associate dean for Academic and Student Affairs. “We want all students—not just those that are graduating—to have the opportunity to show their pride in engineering and commitment to the profession. By upholding the highest standards, we want to help our students be successful in their academic career and career beyond ASU.”
Faculty, students and administrators collaborated to develop the honor code—a simple, but meaningful commitment:
As a student in the Fulton Schools of Engineering, I take pride in my integrity, professionalism and teamwork; I behave honorably and ethically in all my work as a member of the ASU community; and I encourage and support my fellow Fulton Engineers to do the same. The ethical standards I follow as an engineering student prepare me to follow the ethical standards of my chosen profession.
Students who recite the honor code are encouraged to wear the Honor Code wristband as a symbol and visible reminder of the commitment they have made.
Freshmen will learn more about the Honor Code in ASU 101. More information is available at: engineering.asu.edu/integrity