Honor Code and Code of Conduct

What is the Honor Code and Code of Conduct? 

The Honor System of the College of Charleston is intended to promote and protect an atmosphere of trust
        and fairness in the classroom and in the conduct of daily life.

The Honor System is composed of two major components:

  1. The Honor Code and
  2. The Code of Conduct.

Specific policies fall under each major component. Students at the College of Charleston are bound by honor and by their enrollment at the College to abide by the honor and conduct codes and to report violations. Faculty and staff members are strongly encouraged to report violations of the Honor Code or Code of Conduct.

The Student Handbook of the College of Charleston

"At the core of the College of Charleston community are individuals from diverse backgrounds whose lives are intertwined in support of the uplifting of the human condition through comprehensive studies. As with all communities, there is a moral code of ethical behavior that binds participants together, and a body of official rules and regulations that defines personal freedoms and responsibilities. The latter is codified in the College of Charleston Honor Code and Code of Conduct – our Honor System."  The Student Handbook