Honor Code

How do you think Haverford's Honor Code will help you grow.


"Honor" is not a concept easily described in words. To the contrary, it is far easier to reveal honor through one's actions. It is a defining quality in a person's character, as well as an indispensable requirement for any strong relationship. Imbedding honor into a situation facilitates the creation of a relationship based on trust and respect.

I am fortunate enough to have spent the past four years in an environment that has taught me the importance of conducting oneself with honor. My secondary school is run by the honor code, and thus places a great deal of responsibility on the shoulders of its students. The honor code at my school transcends the confines of the classroom, manifesting in each student's personal life, as well. The honor code that the students abide by has created a community that conducts itself in a manner that can only be described as admirable.

The honor code endorsed by my school has had a significant impact on many different aspects of my life. It is a relief to attend a school where the pupils do not have to lock their lockers, because they know that their privacy will be respected. It is liberating to be able to discuss ideas freely with my peers, without fearing that any cheating...

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