Carlson Honor Code

Carlson School of Management Honor Code

Members of the Carlson School community are expected to engage in behavior that promotes the continuous development and improvement of student's academic experience. Honesty and integrity inside and outside the classroom are essential components of such an environment and imperative for all members of the Carlson School community to incorporate into their scholastic pursuits.

The Carlson School Honor Code does not supersede any institutional policies of the University of Minnesota or laws of the State of Minnesota. In addition to the Honor Code, students are also held to the standards set forth in the University of Minnesota's Student Conduct Code. Violations of the honor code could be a violation of the Student Conduct Code, and subject to the consequences thereof (Section IV, Subd. 19).

*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.

The Carlson School recognizes several core tenets valued by the community:


  • Recognize and value the talents and roles of each individual.
  • 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.
  • Hold true to values that are consistent with the core tenets of the Carlson School of Management Honor Code.


  • 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.