The Honor System

Washington and Lee's Honor System extends inside and out of the classroom. Since the underlying principle is that students will not lie, cheat or steal, professors trust students with group projects, take-home tests, and even scheduling their own unproctored exams. Run entirely by students, W&L's Honor System thrives because people make it a central part of their W&L education — and their W&L experience. The result is a tight-knit community based on trust, and a commitment to personal integrity that stays with our graduates for a lifetime.

The Honor System at W&L is easy to follow:

1 RuleNo lying, cheating or stealing.
24 HoursIn the classroom or out.
365 DaysIn Lexington or about.

Hear it from Students: