The University of Virginia’s Honor Code is at once an injunction and an aspiration. The injunction is simple: students pledge never to lie, cheat, or steal, and accept that the consequence for breaking this pledge is permanent dismissal from the University. It is for its aspirational quality, however, that the Honor Code is so cherished: in leading lives of honor, students have continuously renewed that unique spirit of compassion and interconnectedness that has come to be called the Community of Trust.
"Honor calls us to be honorable to each other not merely by not committing transgressions, but also by doing reverence to the other in our midst."
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- 177 Years at UVA
- 98 Support Officers
- 84% of students believe Honor upholds the Community of Trust
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As a member of the University community, if you have knowledge of a possible Honor Offense, you should contact an Honor Advisor immediately.