Princeton’s honor system against cheating was established
by the undergraduates in 1893 and has been in effect without
interruption since that time. Entirely student-run, the honor
code has been successful because generations of undergraduates
have respected it, and by common agreement they afford it the
highest place among their obligations as Princeton students.
Under the honor system, students have a twofold responsibility:
individually, they must not violate the code, and as a community,
they are responsible to see that suspected violations are reported.
Students sign a pledge when they matriculate, and again on every
exam they take, that they will not and have not violated the
The honor system applies to all written examinations,
tests, and quizzes, and suspected violations are brought to
the Undergraduate Honor Committee. Violations of rules and regulations
pertaining to all other academic work,
fall under the jurisdiction of the Faculty/Student Committee
To learn more about the Honor Code, please click here.
For more on academic regulations, please see Rights,