The mission of the School of Civil and Construction Engineering (CCE) at Oregon State University is to provide a comprehensive, state-of-the-art education to prepare students for professional and responsible engineering and constructor positions with business, industry, consulting firms and government. Striving for the highest standards of academic and professional conduct will enhance the quality of the CCE experience, enrich the image of CCE within the professional and greater community, strengthen the prestige of a CCE degree, and reinforce the societal and professional norms of ethical practice. The purpose of this Honor Code is to create and maintain a community bound by standards of professional and academic conduct in which the CCE mission may be successfully advanced and to establish the respect of the professional community for the students, alumni, and faculty of CCE will endure.
CCE is a community:
- that respects and promotes academic integrity;
- in which all members conduct themselves according to the standards of professional conduct within the fields of civil engineering, construction engineering, and construction engineering management;
- that cultivates an environment where academic and professional misconduct and dishonesty are not tolerated;
- that understands that academic and professional misconduct and dishonesty are violations of the profound trust upon which our academic and professional communities are founded;
- that prevents students from gaining an unfair advantage through academic misconduct;
- in which each member (faculty, staff, and students) understands that responsibility for upholding and promoting academic integrity lies with him - or herself; and,
- that promotes each member’s understanding of the Honor Code.
CCE Student Honor Code
While representing himself or herself as a member of the CCE community, the CCE student will maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity. The student will strive for these standards in his or her representations, academic pursuits, research and scholarly activity, and respect for the property and individual rights of others; will uphold the specific principles described in the Code; and will actively support the Code.
In addition to this Honor Code, all CCE students are expected to know fully the OSU Student Conduct Regulations. Likewise, the CE student is expected to read and understand the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Code of Ethics, and the Oregon State Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying (OSBEELS) Rules of Professional Conduct. The CEM student is expected to read and understand the American Institute of Constructors (AIC) Code of Ethics, and the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) Ethics Policy.