The Honor System
Adopted in 1916, the honor system is one of the oldest
traditions at Rice and requires each Rice student to adhere to a strict code of
academic integrity. Upon completing examinations and assignments, each student
signs a pledge that ensures the validity of all his/her work and agrees to
report any suspected violations. The Honor Council, consisting of students
elected annually by their peers, is responsible for investigating reported
violations and recommending penalties where warranted.