Yale College Dean Mary Miller told the Yale Daily News that the school is not actively considering the creation of an honor code. In place of an honor code, Yale students are expected to abide by the school’s regulations, which include guidelines for academic honesty.
Miller explained that Yale students accept the code by the fact of their matriculation to the school. She said this informal contract is not very different from a formal honor code like Princeton’s.
At Yale, 30 charges of academic dishonesty were reported in spring 2013.
A referendum passed in April will require Princeton’s Honor Committee to publish statistics stating the number of Honor Code violations reported. Violations will be published in a five-year aggregate to protect the confidentiality of cases.
At Harvard, in the wake of the spring 2012 cheating scandal in which about 125 students were investigated for academic dishonesty and about 70 were required to temporarily withdraw from the school, an honor code is in the works. A subcommittee of the school’s Committee on Academic Integrity began drafting what would be Harvard’s first-ever honor code, with plans to complete the first draft by November, according to the Harvard Crimson.