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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...

Executive Committee task force to raise awareness about Honor System

Alison Murtagh

May 9, 2016

Following two major honor investigations during the 2016-2017 school year, Washington and Lee University’s Executive Committee is planning to increase understanding among students and professors of the centuries-old Honor System through the Education Task Force. Sonia Brozak, ’17, currently serves...

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...

What the Executive Committee doesn’t do: The Phi weighs in

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The Ring-tum Phi Staff

April 4, 2016

In this week’s “Questioning Honor” article, What the Executive Committee doesn’t do, The Ring-Tum Phi explores the roles and responsibilities of Washington and Lee’s three judiciary bodies: the EC, the SJC, and the SFHB. We all like to think we know the differences between these organizations....

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...

The investigation process: An honor violation accusation

Jordan Cohen

March 17, 2016

When a member of the Washington and Lee community suspects an honor violation, they are encouraged -- but not required -- by the White Book to report the action in question to the president of the Executive Committee. In most cases, this is how a suspected honor violation ends up in front of Mason Grist. Grist,...

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