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Monarch Citizenship

Being a Monarch has its privileges! Monarch citizenship also comes with certain rights and responsibilities. Responsible Monarchs follow these guidelines and enjoy the privileges!

What We Stand For

The Honor Code, Honor Pledge and Monarch Creed are the guiding principles of all Monarchs at ODU. They are the shared fundamental beliefs that commit all Monarchs to provide the highest level of integrity to the Univeristy, the community and themselves.

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We, the students of Old Dominion University, aspire to be honest and forthright in our academic endeavors. Therefore, we will practice honesty and integrity and be guided by the tenets of the Monarch Creed. We will meet the challenges to be beyond reproach in our actions and our words. We will conduct ourselves in a manner that commands the dignity and respect that we also give to others.

I pledge to support the Honor System of Old Dominion University. I will refrain from any form of academic dishonesty or deception, such as cheating or plagiarism. I am aware that as a member of the academic community it is my responsibility to turn in all suspected violations of the Honor Code. I will report to a hearing if summoned.

Make personal and academic integrity fundamental in all my endeavors.
Offer service to the University and the community.
Nurture a climate of care, concern and civility to other.
Accept responsibility for all my actions.
Respect the dignity, rights, and property for all people.
Commit to the ongoing pursuit of intellectual and personal developement.
Heighten my awareness of individual and cultural similarities and differences.

Academic Integrity Conduct Process

ODU's community standards are based on the ideals of the Monarch Creed. The Code of Student Conduct further establishes specific standards for student behavior. In addition, the Honor Code embodies Old Dominion University's standards to guide students as scholars in their academic endeavors.

Class Attendance

Your participation and attendance in your academic classes are of utmost importance during your career at ODU. Find out what you can do to not fall behind in your studies.

Parking Regulations

Transportation & Parking Services regulations apply to all vehicles driven or parked on university property regardless of who operated the vehicle.

Student Conduct

A community exists on the basis of shared values and principles. At Old Dominion University, student members of the community are expected to uphold and abide by standards of conduct that form the basis of the Code of Student Conduct.

Student Rights & Freedoms

Knowing your rights as a student.