Student life, in and out of the classroom, is governed by the College’s Honor Code, a set of principles that stress mutual respect and academic integrity. Students ratify the code, agree to adhere to it, and enforce its provisions. Students set their own policies in residence halls, adjudicate their own disputes, take responsibility for the integrity of their research and scholarship, and work hard to build a genuinely free, open, and fair community. They also gain first-hand experience in collaboration and leadership, negotiation and compromise, freedom and responsibility.
"Democracy works only if government officials act in the public interest rather than their own narrow self-interest."