Community Values & Honor Code
The Harvard Business School Community Values support the HBS learning environment and are at the heart of a School-wide aspiration to make HBS a model of the highest standards essential to responsible leadership in today's business world.
It is Essential to Foster a Supportive Online Learning Environment.
At HBX, we believe it is essential for all participants to exemplify and uphold the HBS Community Values in order to foster a supportive online learning environment where individuals can have open discussion, reflect on their thinking, and learn from each other.
The mission of Harvard Business School is to educate leaders who make a difference in the world. Achieving this mission requires an environment of trust and mutual respect, free expression and inquiry, and a commitment to truth, excellence, and lifelong learning.
Students, program participants, faculty, staff, and alumni accept these principles when they join the HBS community. In doing so, they agree to abide by the following Community Values:
- RESPECT FOR THE RIGHTS, DIFFERENCES, AND DIGNITY OF OTHERS
- HONESTY AND INTEGRITY IN DEALING WITH ALL MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY
- ACCOUNTABILITY FOR PERSONAL BEHAVIOR
HBS can and should be a living model of these values. To this end, community members have a personal responsibility to integrate these values into every aspect of their experience at HBS.
Through our personal commitment to these values, we can create an environment in which all can achieve their full potential.
HBX Honor Code
A Commitment of Honor, Honesty and Stewardship.
The HBX Honor Code supplements the statement of Community Values and reflects the commitment participants make as members of the learning community to participate in, foster, and uphold the HBX Learning Model.
By participating in an HBX course or program, you agree to:
- Complete all work associated with the course and final exam with your own work and only your own work.
- Maintain only one HBX account and not let anyone else use your login and/or password.
- Not engage in any activity that would dishonestly improve your results, or dishonestly improve or hurt the results of others.
- Not reproduce problems or answers for quizzes, exams, or any other means of assessing participant performance.
- Not post HBX materials outside your course or program (e.g., publish screenshots of or videos from course pages).
- Act as a steward of the Honor Code and encourage others to do so as well.
Failure to abide by the HBX Community Values or HBX Honor Code may result in removal from an HBX Program.