MCC Honor Code

Middlesex Community College seeks to foster a climate for academic achievement, personal growth, and community engagement, based on a strong sense of mutual respect, integrity, and social responsibility. As individuals, we will be honorable and accountable for our own work and actions in all that we say, write and do. As a college, we will support and promote the integrity and well-being of our community. I pledge to support and uphold the Middlesex Community College Honor Code as set forth below:


Student Rights

  1. The right to pursue their education and assistance in overcoming educational, cultural, emotionaland economic disadvantages that create challenges to the educational process.

  2. The right to fair and equal treatment without discrimination based on a student's of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, military service and national origin.

  3. The right to privacy and confidentiality under the Family Education Right and Privacy Act (FERPA), 20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99.

  4. The right to procedural and substantive due process in disciplinary or grievance matters.


Student Responsibilities

  1. To be knowledgeable of and to comply with federal, state, and local laws, and ordinances.

  2. To be knowledgeable of and to comply with all directives, policies, and procedures of Middlesex Community College.

  3. To choose behavior that does not interfere with the learning environment of others inside and outside of the classroom, including College events.

  4. To review all information that is shared with students in official college communications.


Academic Misconduct

  1. Cheating

  2. Receiving or giving unauthorized aid

  3. Plagiarizing

  4. Misrepresenting oneself or one's work

  5. Lying, fabrication, and falsification

  6. Aiding or encouraging the academic misconduct of others


Personal Misconduct

  1. Disrupting class or campus activities or environments

  2. Harassing or otherwise interfering with the safety, rights, and freedoms of others

  3. Stealing from or accessory to theft from others or the college

  4. Misusing computer and network facilities

  5. Damaging, or unauthorized or inappropriately accessing records, equipment, and facilities

  6. Using or being under the influence of alcohol or illegal substances on campus

  7. Unauthorized promotion or selling of goods, services, or activities


The College’s Honor Code applies in the classroom, on the college campuses, and at college sponsored activities off-campus. College policies, the Code of Conduct, the disciplinary process, and the student grievance procedures are available to view at www.middlesex.mass./catalog (alternative formats available upon request).

Last Modified: 7/15/24