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The Honor System

The Honor System at Rice University (Honor Council)One of the oldest traditions at Rice is the honor system administered by the student Honor Council, whose members are elected annually by the student body. Adopted by a vote of the student body in 1916, the system requires each Rice student to help ensure the validity of all examinations and assignments by adhering to a strict code of academic integrity. Students agree to report any suspected violations of the Honor Code to the Honor Council, which is responsible for investigating reported violations and recommending penalties where warranted. As a reminder of their commitment, students write and sign the following pledge on all work covered by the Honor Code: On my honor, I have neither given nor received any aid on this (exam, paper, project, assignment).