The SMC Honor Code

SMC Honor Code

Spartanburg Methodist College, as an institution of higher education related to the United Methodist Church, strives to maintain an atmosphere of living and learning based on faith and responsibility in a Christian community. The Honor Code governs life on the campus and within the College community. It is a vital element of the College’s role as a respected institution of higher education.

The College has basic expectations regarding social and academic behavior for faculty, staff, and students. These expectations are founded on a firm understanding of the following:

  • The importance of truthfulness
  • Academic and personal integrity
  • Intellectual honesty
  • Respect for the educational process
  • Respect for the individual

Members of the SMC community will not engage in and will discourage others from cheating, plagiarizing, lying or any inappropriate behavior in the academic setting; and will not engage in and will discourage others from any inappropriate social conduct that violates college policy and the laws that govern all citizens of the state and nation.