Academic Integrity and the Honor Code

The origin of our Honor Code at the College of William and Mary dates back to 1736 when the college first demonstrated its highest commitment to the character of its students.  The Honor Code has evolved along with the college and has gone from being a “gentlemen’s code” into a codified student honor system promoting individual responsibility on the part of all who are members of the William &  Mary community relating to a student’s honor.  The same high commitment to student character exists today, and the Honor Code is administered by the student body to help build a community of trust. 

Upon matriculation at William & Mary, all students are asked to sign the Honor Code, expressing their commitment to not lie, cheat, or steal.  

"As a member of the William and Mary community, I pledge on my honor not to lie, cheat, or steal, either in my academic or personal life.  I understand that such acts violate the Honor Code and undermine the community of trust, of which we are all stewards."

Upon graduation, the Honor Code becomes the brand with which all William & Mary alumni will be judged. 

Honor and integrity are fundamental assets to the Mason School of Business community, and therefore they must be cherished and protected.  All too often today, headlines read of business leaders participating in dishonorable and unethical behavior. Our conduct during our time as graduate students and beyond reflects our character, the character of the Mason School of Business, and our college. Therefore, we encourage you to be actively committed to safeguarding the Honor Code’s "community of trust of which we are stewards." 

For more details on our honor code and the honor code process, please see the William and Mary Honor Code and Councils.

Contact us at [[masonhonorcouncil, Graduate Business Honor Council]] for more information.