Queens University of Charlotte is firmly committed to principles of honor and prides itself on the spirit of trust that exists among all of its members. At the very heart of Queens University of Charlotte is the Honor Code. The Honor Code is based on the principle that a spirit of trust should pervade all aspects of student life. Its essence is that any violation of the Honor Code is an offense against the community. The Honor Code at Queens University of Charlotte is the keystone of the University's belief that its students should act honorably and responsibly in all aspects of life, both on and off campus. The Honor Code incorporates the high principles of honor and integrity in both personal conduct and academic work. The purpose of the Honor Code is to assist in the development of mature men and women who act responsibly at all times and promote a community based on the principles of responsible citizenship, mutual trust and respect. The Honor Code is binding on all members of the University community and applies to all phases of life at the University. An effective Honor Code depends upon each student adhering to the spirit and letter of its principles. It demands accountability on the part of each student for his or her actions. Queens students are responsible for their personal conduct at all times and shall be subject to review, including possible suspension, for behavior that discredits themselves or the University. As a commitment to this system of honor, students are asked to sign the Honor Code as part of their application for admission. The Honor Code incorporates two different pledges of student conduct: the academic pledge and the community pledge. In addition, it embodies the individual's commitment to develop a community of honor, including taking action against those who violate the Code.