Carlson Honor Code

Carlson School of Management Honor Code

Members of the Carlson School community are expected to engage in behavior that promotes the student academic experience. As a Carlson School student, please strive to engage and encourage the following—every day:


  • Respect any and all diversity (e.g., gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, economic status, culture, identity, background, age, ethnicity, disabilities, family and work situations) 
  • Encourage different points of view and the rights of individuals to state them in an atmosphere where dissention is acceptable if delivered in a respectful manner. 
  • Treat fellow students, faculty, staff and guests of the Carlson School with courtesy and respect.


  • Act honestly and ethically both inside and outside of the classroom. 
  • Avoid scholastic dishonesty of any type, including plagiarizing, cheating on assignments or examinations, falsifying data, misrepresenting your grades, credentials, or purpose, and other academic misconduct.


  • Demonstrate conviction and commitment to take action and to influence positive change. 
  • Promote team building, problem solving, and positive conflict resolution.

Individual Responsibility

  • Be ready and willing to do what it takes to consistently uphold a high level of professional conduct. 
  • Recognize that all individuals are accountable for their actions, inactions, and decisions.

As a Carlson student, you are also held to the standards set forth in the University of Minnesota’s Student Conduct Code. The Carlson School of Management follows the University of Minnesota procedures for reporting instances of academic misconduct. Individual program offices (such as Carlson Global Institute and the business career centers) and instructors may have additional policies that govern student behavior. View examples of good classroom etiquette.

*All students agree to the terms of the Carlson School Honor Code by accepting admission to the Carlson School or accepting admission to any of the academic programs operated either solely by or jointly with the Carlson School of Management.

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