The Honor System

Close-up of John Carroll statue in front of Healy Hall

As a Jesuit and Catholic university, committed to the education of the whole person, Georgetown expects all members of the academic community, students and faculty, to strive for excellence in scholarship and in character. 

To uphold this tradition, the University community has established an honor system for its undergraduate schools.  Upon matriculation, all students will state or write the pledge as follows: 

In the pursuit of the high ideals and rigorous standards of academic life, I commit myself to respect and uphold the Georgetown University Honor System: To be honest in any academic endeavor, and To conduct myself honorably, as a responsible member of the Georgetown community, as we live and work together.

The Honor Council is responsible for (1) administering the procedures of the Honor System and (2) educating faculty and students about the standards of conduct and procedures of the System.

For the most current policy information, see

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