The Honor Code consists of an Oath and a Pledge, a verbal Oath recited once at matriculation and a shorter pledge signed on each assignment. Students not only pledge to refrain from dishonorable activities, but also vow to be vigilant in maintaining the integrity of other students in the campus community.
The Honor Oath taken during matriculation states: "As a student of Southwestern I hereby pledge my full support to the Honor Code. I pledge to be honest myself, and in order that the spirit and integrity of the Honor Code may endure, I pledge that I will make known to the Honor Code Council any case of academic dishonesty which I observe at Southwestern."
The Honor Pledge written and signed on all assignments reads: "I have acted with honesty and integrity in producing this work and am unaware of anyone who has not."