All faculty, staff, affiliates, and students of Duke University are expected to uphold and abide by the Duke Community Standard, a shared vision and expectation of personal and professional behavior.

The Duke Community Standard

Revised August, 2007

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

To uphold the Duke Community Standard:

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