The community of trust created by Washington and Lee's student-run Honor System is one of the hallmarks of student life. W&L students hold each other accountable for honorable behavior, character and integrity, actively participating in the governance of student conduct through six bodies:
Students' rights and responsibilities are outlined in The Student Handbook. Information regarding the University's policies related to substance abuse is available through the University Initiatives on Alcohol and Other Drugs. Students should also be aware of resources available to them including the Honor Advocate Program and the CAIR Resource Program (Confidential and Impartial Resolution Resources).
Decisions may be appealed to the University Board of Appeals.
Support is available to students in a number of ways as they move through the conduct process. Honor Advocates are aware of avenues for support. Assistance is also available from anyone within the Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs, the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs at the Law School for law students, or within W&L's University Counseling office. Students involved in a matter with the Student-Faculty Hearing Board may choose to seek support through a Confidential and Impartial Resolution Resource (CAIR).