Duke Community Standard

Duke University has established "The Duke Community Standard" to serve as a fundamental guide for all personal and professional behavior of its students, faculty, and staff. 

The Duke Community Standard:

Duke University is a community dedicated to scholarship, leadership, and service and to the principles of honesty, fairness, and accountability. Citizens of this community commit to reflect upon these principles in all academic and non-academic endeavors, and to protect and promote a culture of integrity.

To uphold the Duke Community Standard:
Students affirm their commitment to uphold the values of the Duke University community by signing a pledge that states:

  • I will not lie, cheat, or steal in my academic endeavors;
  • I will conduct myself honorably in all my endeavors;
  • I will act if the Standard is compromised