To underscore the importance of truth, honesty and accountability, students, faculty and staff of the Davis College of Business developed the P.R.I.D.E document.

All DCOB students must sign a P.R.I.D.E. document each year that states that they understand and agree to conform to this concept of honor.  MBA, EMBA, and MSOL students also sign a Graduate Programs Honor Code form each year that states that they understand and agree to conform to the following:  I do not lie, cheat, steal or condone those who do.   

“We the students and faculty of the Davis College of Business understand learning is a process of interaction, partnering, and collaboration. To create the learning environment necessary to produce the future generators of sustainable value for business and society at large, we understand we must focus our daily efforts to achieve lasting success. Therefore, as indicated by my signature below, I agree to support the tenets and professional behaviors of the P.R.I.D.E. Program outlined below applicable to my position within the Davis College of Business.”

As DCOB Faculty, you can count on us to:

  • Treat each student in a fair and equitable manner
  • Come to class prepared
  • Start and end class on-time
  • Honor office hours
  • Make required textbooks and reading materials relevant to the material taught
  • Use a proper mix of IT and lecture (Blackboard)
  • Return assignments in a timely manner
  • Allow peer review to reduce “free-riders” on team projects

As DCOB Students, you can count on us to:

  • Respect everyone’s right to have a positive academic experience
  • Respect other students’ property
  • Respect other students’ cultures and opinions
  • Support academic integrity
  • Be enthusiastic and productive members of team projects
  • Come to class on-time
  • Come to class prepared
  • Be attentive and participate
  • Turn assignments in on-time
  • Respect others by not having real or virtual side conversations
  • Turn off electronic devices during class
  • Dress appropriately

All students of the Davis College of Business are expected to adhere to the highest standard of academic honesty. It is the responsibility of all students to ensure that the integrity of this standard is not violated. The programs define academic dishonesty as: submission of false records of academic achievement; cheating on assignments or examinations; plagiarizing, altering, forging or misusing a University academic record; taking, acquiring or using test materials without faculty permission; acting alone or in cooperation with others to falsify records or to obtain dishonestly grades, honors, awards or professional achievement.

Procedures for Addressing Academic Dishonesty - The Davis College of Business adheres to the established processes and procedures of Jacksonville University regarding definitions and standards for academic honesty and all appeals as outlined in the Academic Information section of this catalog.​


All students in the Davis College of Business graduate programs must attend orientation.  For accelerated MBA, FLEX MBA and MSOL students, this is held in the week prior to the starting term.  For EMBA students, orientation is held during the required Immersion Week.