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Why Honor?

The Rice University community speaks out about the importance of the Honor System:


The Honor System is one of the longest standing traditions at Rice University.  Conceived and created together by Rice faculty and students, our Honor System has played a key role in helping us build and maintain an ethical academic culture. It features strong student engagement in communicating our values and the principles surrounding the Honor Code, and more broadly emphasizes academic honesty and integrity as core values of our community.

–Dr. Bridget Gorman, Dean of Undergraduates, Professor of Sociology


I think the Culture of Honor prepares you for life after Rice. It helps you become a better citizen, and teaches you how to have integrity without someone standing over your shoulder.

–Jason Isaacs, Jones 2016