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Community Values & Restorative Practices

While William & Mary is operating on a modified academic schedule, we are available via phone and email. Additionally, we will have the capability of scheduling meetings with students remotely via phone or Zoom.

While we move temporarily to online instruction, our values remain unchanged, including the value of integrity. Please continue to act with integrity in your academic and personal lives. The university remains operational, including Community Values & Restorative Practices, and we will continue to maintain our university values via our accountability practices. 

Please feel free to contact us or refer to this website with any questions about the Honor Code or the Student Code of Conduct.

Our Mission

William & Mary’s Student Conduct and Honor programs serve to maintain the university's community values and the behavioral expectations of the student body. The mission of Community Values is to promote a living and learning environment that is respectful of the rights and perspectives of others, that is safe and free from disruption, and that allows students and faculty members to pursue their educational goals.

We fulfill our mission by providing educational programs, addressing behavior that violates our community expectations and engaging students in reflective learning in order to foster personal development, civility, and an understanding of the responsibilities attendant with living in our community.

Fostering Personal Growth and Responsibility

Community values at W&M include personal integrity, academic integrity, concern for the rights of others, and personal responsibility. These values are reflected in the Honor Code, the Student Code of Conduct, and other university policies.

Staff members are available to provide information to students, faculty, and staff about the university community's standards, to provide information about relevant procedures, and to discuss and receive reports related to students or student groups.

Please refer to the Student Handbook for a complete explanation of the Conduct and Honor processes. Also check out the flow charts that depict how the Conduct (pdf) and Honor (pdf) processes work.

The Codes provide not only your duties as members of the community, but also your rights--rights to live independently and safely, and rights to be judged academically on a level playing field on the basis of your own effort and ability.

If you are here because you are concerned about a possible act of student misconduct, you can submit a violation report to Community Values & Restorative Practices.