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The Honor Committee's COVID-19 Response

Learn more about the Honor Committee's temporary operational changes due to COVID-19.

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Updated Honor Committee By-Laws Took Effect April 29, 2019

See the updated By-laws

Honor Audit Commission Releases Report

Read the full report HERE.

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Honor Representatives

Meet your 2019-20 Honor Representatives. Read more.

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Student Self Governance

Read the recent publication produced by UVA students with the assistance of the Jefferson Trust, an initiative of the University of Virginia Alumni Association. 


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."

-Michael Suarez, S.J., Professor of English


  • 177 Years at UVA
  • 98 Support Officers
  • 84% of students believe Honor upholds the Community of Trust

File a Report or Retraction

As a member of the University community, if you have knowledge of a possible Honor Offense, you should contact an Honor Advisor immediately.