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Executive Committee task force to raise awareness about Honor System

Alison Murtagh
May 9, 2016
Filed under News

Following two major honor investigations during the 2016-2017 school year, Washington and Lee University’s Executive Committee is planning to increase understanding among students and professors of the centuries-old Honor System through the Education Task Force. Sonia Brozak, ’17, currently serves...

What the Executive Committee doesn’t do

Mac Trammell
April 4, 2016
Filed under News, The Honor System

As the body charged with upholding Washington and Lee’s Honor System, the Executive Committee is seen by many as the judiciary body of W&L. Members of the EC decide the fate of students accused of everything from stealing a pen in the university store to cheating on a final exam. But there are...

What the Executive Committee doesn’t do: The Phi weighs in

What the Executive Committee doesn’t do: The Phi weighs in

The Ring-tum Phi Staff
April 4, 2016
Filed under Opinion, The Honor System

In this week’s “Questioning Honor” article, What the Executive Committee doesn’t do, The Ring-Tum Phi explores the roles and responsibilities of Washington and Lee’s three judiciary bodies: the EC, the SJC, and the SFHB. We all like to think we know the differences between these organizations....

Executive Committee responds to the “Questioning Honor” series

W&L's Executive Committee
April 4, 2016
Filed under Opinion

The past five issues of the Ring-tum Phi, concluding with today’s issue, have included articles aimed at educating our student body on the Honor System that we as W&L students hold so dear. The Executive Committee of the Student Body is extremely grateful to the Phi for providing a medium to spark...

The investigation process: An honor violation accusation

Jordan Cohen
March 17, 2016
Filed under News, The Honor System

When a member of the Washington and Lee community suspects an honor violation, they are encouraged -- but not required -- by the White Book to report the action in question to the president of the Executive Committee. In most cases, this is how a suspected honor violation ends up in front of Mason Grist. Grist,...

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