Academic integrity is a vital component of a healthy and vibrant learning community. Honor at Meredith is pursued daily, through the thoughtful choices of students that reflect their core values. With one of the oldest honor codes in the Southeast, Meredith's honor code has served as a model for other schools around the country. In contrast to judicial systems run by school administrators, student-run honor codes like the one found at Meredith have been found to be significantly more effective in reducing cheating and fostering a sense of integrity and responsibility that extends to the entire college community.
"I've served on the Honor Council throughout my four years at Meredith. For me, the Honor Code is important because it fosters a community that's built on a sense of honor and integrity. Meredith women abide by the honor code while they're here, and then they take that sense of honor with them into the world once they graduate.
Whether our students are taking an exam, living together in the residence halls and respecting one another's property, or working together on a project, Meredith students commit to the Honor Code day one of their freshman year and carry that commitment out all four years. They know that they're responsible for their actions.”
-Katie Nagel, '10, Honor Council Chair