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A long held tradition at Southwestern University is being true to oneself and others. Students established the Honor Code over a century ago to commit themselves to academic integrity and to hold each other accountable in their endeavors both inside and outside the classroom.

The bond of trust between students and their professors is an important attribute of life at Southwestern. Under the Honor Code, students complete daily assignments, write term papers, present projects, publish creative and informative work, take examinations without proctors, and have the freedom to leave the room at will during tests.

Students write and sign the Honor Pledge when completing every examination, paper, quiz, and other professor-designated assignments to reaffirm their commitment to honorable conduct.

Interested in being a part of the Honor Code Council?

To apply to the Honor Code Council for the 2016-2017 academic year, please complete the form below and return it to the Student and Residence Life Office on the third floor of the McCombs Campus Center by 5 pm on April 15, 2016.

In addition to the application above, please print out the following Professor Recommendation Form, sign the waiver (optional), and have a professor or another recommending staff member (see application) fill out the form and turn it into the Student and Residence Life Office by 5pm on April 15, 2016.