The Penn State Smeal College of Business community will have several opportunities to sign the Smeal honor code next week. Signing sessions will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 27-28, in the Atrium of the Business Building on the University Park campus.
There will be an additional opportunity to sign the code at the Big Event from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, in the Business Building Atrium. The Big Event provides students with an overview of available majors, student organizations, and University resources and programs.
“Signing the honor code, whether it’s for the first time or you are reaffirming your commitment, gives all of us the opportunity to consider the importance of honor and integrity in our studies and in our daily lives,” said Jennifer Eury, director of honor and integrity at Smeal.
“Signing the honor code, whether it’s for the first time or you are reaffirming your commitment, gives all of us the opportunity to consider the importance of honor and integrity in our studies and in our daily lives.”
-- Jennifer Eury, director of honor and integrity, Smeal College of Business
Eury joined the college as director of honor and integrity earlier this year. She previously served as director of alumni relations for Smeal.
Signing the honor code is a tradition at Smeal observed at the beginning of each fall and spring semester, and it is the foundation of an academic integrity initiative at the college. This initiative traces its roots to 2006 when members of the Smeal community began working together to establish a code and related processes.
The code reads: “We, the Smeal College of Business community, aspire to the highest ethical standards and will hold each other accountable to them. We will not engage in any action that is improper or that creates the appearance of impropriety in our academic lives, and we intend to hold to this standard in our future careers.”
About Honor and Integrity at Smeal
Integrity and ethical behavior are fundamental to the Smeal College of Business culture. Commonly referred to as “honor and integrity,” these values underscore who we are and what we do as a leading business school community, both in and out of the classroom. The college's foundation of honor and integrity lies in the Honor Code, drafted in partnership with MBA students in 2006 and adopted by undergraduates in 2007. Honor and integrity are infused into courses across the Smeal curriculum, and the G. Albert Shoemaker Program in Business Ethics supports ethics lectures and related scholarly research. For more information on honor and integrity at Smeal, visit www.smeal.psu.edu/about/honor.