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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.