One of UVA’s most distinctive traditions, the Honor System has not remained static over its 177 years of history, evolving from Its humble origins as a clever tactic to prevent students from cheating to its modern role as a student-run institution supporting the Community of Trust.
The Honor Committee’s first constitution, ratified in response to the Committee’s first African-American chair, leaves a complex legacy.
The violent origins - and mysterious disappearance - of the clause that required students to report honor offenses.
The Cavalier Daily has maintained the standards of transparency needed in a self-governance system. And stolen a statue along the way.
A message to the University from The Society of the Purple Shadows.
A summary of key changes made to the structure of the Honor Committee and its Support Officer Pool since 1977.