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The Honor System: A Community Philosophy

The Honor System is a tradition which is highly valued by the Reinhardt community. It allows the fullest possible expression of individual life in harmony with community life. It is a principle which members of the Reinhardt community believe to be fundamental in ethical life, both during and after college.

As a member of the Reinhardt University community, we assume that you possess an earnest purpose, the ability to exercise mature judgment, the ability to act in a responsible manner, a well-developed concept of and commitment to honor, morality and integrity, and a respect for law and the rights of others.

The University community has fully embraced the philosophy that an Honor System is not simply a set of rules and procedures governing academic conduct, but an opportunity to put personal responsibility and integrity into action.

The Honor Pledge

The Student Code of Conduct

The university adopts only such policies, rules and regulations that seem necessary for the welfare of the educational community. Each student associated with RU is expected to be familiar with and to follow all policies, rules and regulations promulgated by the university, as well as local, state and federal laws. Failure to abide by the policies, rules, and regulations may result in disciplinary action(s) outlined in the Student Conduct System.

The Student Conduct system is part of Reinhardt University’s commitment to holistic student development. It is the university’s purpose to assist students in:

  • developing a personal set of values and ethics;
  • managing emotions;
  • making decisions and following through on commitments;
  • becoming independent;
  • recognizing interdependence; and
  • accepting the consequences of personal actions and decisions.

Student Code of Conduct Guide

The Student Code of Conduct of Reinhardt University can be found in the University's Student Handbook and provides current information regarding the standards of conduct for the campus community. Students are expected to familiarize themselves thoroughly with these standards, policies and procedures. The Student Code of Conduct is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as the basis of a contract between a student and the University. Although the Student Code of Conduct undergoes annual review, information contained within it is subject to change by RU at anytime. Notice of such changes will be made via University website.

Click here for the current Reinhardt University Code of Conduct Guide