University of Texas Austin unrolls its first honor code

The Houston Chronicle reports on UT Austin's adoption of an honor code. Student leaders at UT say they've wanted an honor code for years. But school officials began pushing for one as well in 2001 after five students were caught cheating on exams and essays within a two-week period. A newly formed committee of UT students will begin next month to develop ways to educate the campus about the code. The committee has not yet determined how it will be enforced or whether students will be required to sign a pledge. (via University Business)