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The Ring-tum Phi

The student newspaper of Washington and Lee University

The Ring-tum Phi

The student newspaper of Washington and Lee University

The Ring-tum Phi

The White Book is a document that provides a written framework for the Honor System. All students are required to sign the book upon their entrance to the university. Photo by Aiden Kelsey, ’27

White Book review committee releases proposed amendments

The new amendments aim to increase accountability for the Executive Committee
Aiden Kelsey
April 8, 2024
Mock Conventions Executive Committee allocations in the year preceding a convention have varied significantly in recent cycles. This year, Mock Convention received less compared to 2011 and 2015, according to public data shared by the EC.

Inside the EC’s budget allocation process

Some clubs didn’t get the funding they asked for from the Executive Committee this year
Erika Kengni and Shauna Muckle
November 9, 2023
Student engagement is necessary to meaningfully reform honor standards at Washington and Lee, Aliya Gibbons writes.

A final examination of the Honor System

There are many problems with the Honor System, but there are also many conversations on how to address them
Aliya Gibbons, Staff Writer
December 12, 2022
Washington and Lees White Book, which first-years sign during orientation week each year to pledge commitment to the Honor System. The Executive Committee, which oversees honor matters, could split into two separate bodies, with one specifically dedicated to honor matters.

Executive Committee considers splitting into two separate agencies

EC members discussed separating budget allocation from Honor System role
Chas Chappell, Staff Writer
December 12, 2022
Washington and Lee’s Honor System is rooted in a single sanction of immediate dismissal. But as other schools reform their honor systems’ penalties, should we do the same?

The glory and the dream

The single sanction is a fundamental part of our Honor System, but is it effective?
Aliya Gibbons, Staff Writer
November 15, 2022

EC emergency funding attempts to fill gaps

Specific figures are not public yet, but three organizations usually take the bulk sum of funds
Claire Hamlet, Staff Writer
November 15, 2022

What actually is the Honor System?

A take on Washington and Lee's notorious honor system
Jess Kishbaugh
November 23, 2021

Campus organizations receive additional dollars from the EC

The Executive Committee invited student organizations across campus to apply for funding and recognition by Oct. 6.
Shauna Muckle
October 26, 2021
A banner hangs in Elrod Commons that says, Love Will Win! Photo by Hannah Denham, 20.

University community gathers on Sunday to address Friday’s KKK leafleting on campus

Student Affairs, the Executive Committee and the Student Judicial Council organized the event to challenge the community to support each other.
Hannah Denham
October 29, 2018
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