Academic honesty is central to the mission, character and reputation of the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University. As Catholic and Benedictine institutions we uphold ethical standards of conduct that demand integrity in all aspects of our lives, including the academic. The liberal arts mission of our institutions demands honesty. Academic dishonesty manifests disrespect for, and willful disregard of, the educational mission of these institutions. It impedes faculty members' ability to impartially evaluate the aptitudes and achievements of their students. Academically dishonest students attempt to gain unfair advantage over their fellows who conduct themselves with appropriate honesty. The reputation of our students, alumni/alumnae, faculty, staff, and benefactors depends on our devotion to the highest of academic standards.