The Ring-tum Phi

A duty to honor

The EC released in a statement on August 30th: “given that the honor system at Washington and Lee University is not codified, the Executive Committee does not have the constitutional power to [preemptively] determine whether or not violations of the COVID-19 community guidelines will constitute honor violations.”

J.C. Ward, Jr.

September 10, 2020

As Washington and Lee University students begin classes on campus for the first time since March, there is much excitement. But, there is also significant anxiety about the safety of the campus and that of the broader Lexington-Rockbridge community, as well as the prospects of a forced quick return back...

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

A banner hangs in Elrod Commons that says,

Hannah Denham

October 29, 2018

Student Affairs, the Executive Committee and the Student Judicial Council organized the event to challenge the community to support each other.

What the Executive Committee doesn’t do

Mac Trammell

April 4, 2016

As the body charged with upholding Washington and Lee’s Honor System, the Executive Committee is seen by many as the judiciary body of W&L. Members of the EC decide the fate of students accused of everything from stealing a pen in the university store to cheating on a final exam. But there are...

Executive Committee responds to the “Questioning Honor” series

W&L's Executive Committee

April 4, 2016

The past five issues of the Ring-tum Phi, concluding with today’s issue, have included articles aimed at educating our student body on the Honor System that we as W&L students hold so dear. The Executive Committee of the Student Body is extremely grateful to the Phi for providing a medium to spark...

EC proposes raising activity fee

Ethan Kipnes, director of Public Safety, addresses the EC at its Sept. 28 meeting.

Kylee Sapp

October 5, 2015

Washington and Lee’s Executive Committee has proposed raising the student activity fee $10 for the 2016-2017 school year. Although the difference in cost to individual students will be small, the EC expects the difference in overall funding to be around $22,000. “We hope it will allow us to...

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