- Signing the pledge is completely voluntary. Students are under no obligation to sign it and will not be penalized in any manner for not signing it.
- The pledge is not a contract. It serves as a symbolic gesture or statement by each student signing that he or she will not commit an act of academic dishonesty.
- Although added to the student's official university records, it does not indicate any different treatment. Whether or not a student signs the pledge will have no effect on how a student is treated if accused of an act of academic dishonesty.
- The pledge is an initiative originating from 2006-2009 Student Advisory Council of the College of Arts & Sciences.