Academic Resources for Undergraduate Students
Academic Code of Honor
In 1989, Notre Dame undergraduates and faculty published an Academic Code of Honor Handbook to express their shared commitment to respect and honor the intellectual and creative contributions of each individual. Today, as a precondition for admission to the University, all undergraduates pledge: “As a member of the Notre Dame community, I will not participate in or tolerate academic dishonesty.” The complete honor code, as well as student responsibilities under the code may be found at honorcode.nd.edu.
The Student Guide to the Academic Code of Honor provides a concise summary of the Undergraduate Student Academic Code of Honor Handbook. The Handbook describes the standards of personal academic conduct that all Notre Dame undergraduates pledge to follow and also outlines the detailed set of procedures by which violations of the Honor Code are reported and adjudicated.
Undergraduate Academic Code
- Degree Requirements
- Class Attendance and Conduct
- Final Examinations
- Midsemester Deficiency and First-Year Student Grade Reporting
- Semester Grade Reporting
- Grading System
- Transfers within the University
- Academic Good Standing
- Changes in Student Class Schedules
- Class Loads
- Honors at Graduation
- Leave of Absence Policy for Students
- Student Separation from the University
- Student Withdrawal from the University
Notre Dame's Vision for Undergraduate Education
Learning Outcomes for Undergraduate Students
In order to lay the foundations for life‐long learning, by the time they graduate, Notre Dame undergraduates will be able to:
- Acquire, synthesize, and communicate knowledge by incorporating relevant disciplinary approaches, cultural perspectives, and Catholic intellectual tradition
- Recognize moral and ethical questions in lived experiences, evaluate alternatives, and act with integrity.
- Contribute to the common good by displaying a disciplined sensibility and committed engagement in response to complex challenges facing local, national, or global communities.
- Demonstrate the vision and self‐direction necessary to articulate, set, and advance toward their goals.
- Think critically in formulating opinions or accepting conclusions.
- Exhibit creativity or innovation in the pursuit of their intellectual interests.
- Display a level of mastery in their major field(s) of study that enables them to successfully pursue professional careers or advanced study.