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Bearcat Bond - Honor Pledge

Honor Pledge

"On my honor I pledge that this work of mine does not violate the University of Cincinnati Student Code of Conduct provisions on cheating and plagiarism."

Bearcat Bond

"As a member of the University of Cincinnati, I will uphold the principles for a Just Community and the values of respect, responsibility, and inclusiveness.  I will promote the highest levels of personal and academic honesty and aspire continuously to better myself, the Bearcat community, and the world."

*Endorsed by Faculty Senate, GSGA, and Student Government Spring 2012

Why the Bearcat Bond

  • Supports the mission of the University - 'educated and engaged citizens'
  • Elevates the Just Community Principles
  • Challenges every member to do the right thing
  • Supports UC2019 goals related to community
  • Consistent with elevated expectations and holistic admission


Just Community Principles

As members of this community, we will:

  • Accept Responsibility by striving to build a learning community committed to these common values and principles.
  • Celebrate the Uniqueness of Each Individual by respecting individual differences and promoting common interests.
  • Embrace Freedom and Openness by working to create an environment that is safe and affirming, one that nurtures independent thinking and the free and open expression of ideas.
  • Practice Civility by extending to those we meet the same respect, cooperation and caring that we expect from others.
  • Promote Justice by working to build a learning environment that offers everyone an equal opportunity to grow, flourish and contribute.
  • Pursue Learning and Scholarship by building on successes, learning from mistakes and pursuing quality in teaching, research and creative endeavors.
  • Seek Integrity by aspiring to the highest moral and ethical standards.
  • Strive for Excellence by aspiring to achieve our fullest potential in our educational and personal pursuits.