JLBC Honor Code

JLBC Honor Code


JLBC: Character Development

The JLBC Cadet Corps Honor Code states:

A JLBC cadet will not lie, steal, cheat, or tolerate those who do.

What is a JLBC honor code? A JLBC cadet honor code is a minimum standard of ethics expected of JLBC cadets. It is a system of peer-enforced honorable JLBC conduct. That means that cadets enforce the honor code. The JLBC Corps of Cadets embraces the Honor Code, teaches it to new cadets, and executes it among their peers. Commandants and higher-level officials get involved in severe honor violations, but the cadets enforce the code for the most part. That doesn't mean cadets have secret honor boards or devise a punishment for violations. The Honor Code becomes an essential way for students to enter the culture of being a Cadet.

An honor code allows every cadet to perform on an even playing field, knowing that their fellow cadets aren't going to cheat in competitions, have earned the rank they wear, and won't steal from fellow cadets (or anyone else!), and are honest. Cadets know the clause about not tolerating dishonorable behavior holds everyone accountable for enforcing the Honor Code, and this gives cadets the moral authority to do that. An honor code encourages trust among the team.


JLBC Cadets violate the Honor Code by lying if they deliberately deceive another by stating an untruth or by any direct communication, including the telling of partial truth and the ambiguous or vague use of information or language with the intent to deceive or mislead.


A cheating violation would occur if a Cadet JLBC fraudulently acted out of self-interest or assisted another in doing so with the intent to gain or give an unfair advantage. Cheating includes plagiarism (presenting someone else's ideas, words, data, or work as one's own without documentation), misrepresentation (failing to document the assistance of another in the preparation, revision, or proofreading of an assignment), and using unauthorized notes.

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