The honor tradition at Mary Washington is a shared commitment. Ultimately, it is the participation of the student body that determines if the honor system will continue to work. All members of the Mary Washington community should report any suspected violation of the honor code to the Honor Council. Only by abiding by our tradition of honor are we able to preserve the honor system as a way of life. If concerned about the existence of an honor violation, please read and follow the outlined steps carefully.
The Honor System is intended to handle cases in which a student is intentionally dishonest or “show[s] disregard for standard academic or disciplinary practices, or the rules applying to the coursework in question.” The Honor System is not intended to punish technical or honest mistakes.