New Student Statement of Commitment

All new students will receive an email with instructions on how to electronically sign this agreement before starting at UNH.

Your time at the University of New Hampshire will open new areas of thought and provide experiences that will shape your coming years. To ensure that all here may take full advantage of these opportunities, the University faculty ask that you carefully review the statement below.  You need to sign (see below) this statement before you matriculate at the University.

New Student Statement of Commitment

We believe that a complete education includes not only information and academic skills, but also, wisdom, integrity, and respect for others.  In accepting our offer of admission to the University, you have made a commitment to join us in preserving our standards of achievement and conduct.  We ask you to affirm your intention to make this commitment by signing the statement below, as a prerequisite to your enrollment at the University.  This is an abiding trust that we enter into with our students.

Our Expectation

The University of New Hampshire is a special community, dedicated to the pursuit of new knowledge and the passing on of knowledge from one generation to the next.  Our faculty and administrators are unyielding in their determination to uphold high standards of achievement and conduct.  Our students, also, must do their share to protect and preserve our campus environment and to see that all members of the community are treated with dignity and respect, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or social background.
 
All members of the University have the right to participate in an honest learning environment.  Students and faculty are expected to pursue academic work in a straightforward and truthful manner, free from deception or fraud.  Any form of academic dishonesty is unacceptable.  The University will not tolerate cheating on exams, plagiarism, or receiving unauthorized help on out-of-class work.

Finally, all members of the community are expected to respect established laws and community standards especially with respect to illegal drugs and the use of alcohol.

Your Commitment

I have read the above and agree to uphold the standards of the University of New Hampshire, including respect for others, respect for the environment, and honesty in all academic work.  I understand that I will be held accountable for my actions.