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Honor Council Records

Identifier: 00/05/02/UA 7.045

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Scope and Contents

The records of the College of William and Mary student Honor Council include trial and disciplinary hearing files, publications, fliers, lists of members, procedures, and other administrative information. The Honor Council records provide sporadic documenation of the body's work and procedures. Significant portions of the records are restricted.


  • Creation: 1922-2012


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Conditions Governing Access:

The following accessions are restricted: Acc. 1982.053, Acc. 1983.113, Acc. 1989.133.

Box 2 of Acc. 1980.028 is restricted and closed until 2026.

Acc. 2011.227 is restricted and is closed until June 1, 2015. Consult a staff member for details. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Historical Note:

The Undergraduate Honor Council investigates and hears alleged violations of the College's Honor Code. The Council consists of twenty-four members of the undergraduate student body, eight from the sophomore class, eight from the junior class, and eight from the senior class. Members must be in good academic standing and may not be found guilty of an Honor offense or serious Judicial offense. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .


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Arrangement of Materials:

This collection is arranged in seven series by accession: Series 1: Publications; Series 2: Accession 1980.028; Series 3: Accession 1982.053; Series 4: Accession 1983.113; Series 5: Accession 1989.133; Series 6: Accession 1991.100; Series 7: Accession 2011.227.

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

Portions of this collection are stored offsite. Please ask staff for assistance.

Electronic records which are part of this collection require a computer with appropriate software for viewing.


Acc. 1980.028 received from Wren Building Basement 03/15/1958. Additions received 08/30/1984, 09/03/1984, and 05/10/1988.

Acc. 1982.053 transferred from Dean of Students Office 08/02/1982.

Acc. 1983.113 received 11/29/1983.

Acc. 1989.133 transferred from Academic Support 09/26/1989.

Acc. 1990.010 transferred from the Honor Council summer 1990.

Acquisition information for material received after 7/13/2009 is available by consulting a Special Collections Research Center staff member.

Related Materials:

The Flat Hat; The Colonial Echo; Judicial Systems Committee Records (UA 216); University Archives Audiovisual Collection, Acc. 1982.010: 16mm film of Howard Scammon discussing the Honor Code at William and Mary; Women Students' Cooperative Government Association Records (UA 68); various incarnations of Student Affairs.

Information about related materials is available at

Processing Information:

Acc. 2011.227 accessioned and minimally processed by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, in April 2011.

Guide to the Honor Council Records
Finding Aid Authors: Special Collections Staff.
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Language of description note
The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository