Honor Code

Approved by the student body in 1912, the Code states:

We, the students of Barnard College, resolve to uphold the honor of the College by refraining from every form of dishonesty in our academic life. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any papers or books not authorized by the instructor in examinations, or to present oral work or written work which is not entirely our own, unless otherwise approved by the instructor. We consider it dishonest to remove without authorization, alter, or deface library and other academic materials. We pledge to do all that is in our power to create a spirit of honesty and honor for its own sake.

Please refer to the Honor Code booklet, available on this webpage. The Honor Board, which "has the responsibility for developing and following [the Code's] rules of procedure and for educating the community about the Honor System" is advised by Amy Zavadil. The 2013-2014 membership includes:

Student members: Emma Hede-Brierley, ’16 (co-chair, fall 2014), Sarah Schreiber, ’16 (co-chair), Eliana Uku, ’15 (co-chair, spring 2015), Cassidy Leventhal, ’15,  Julie Ahn, ’16, Valencia Scott, ’17, Adriana Banta, ‘15

Faculty members: Rachel McDermott (Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures), Jonathan Snow (Biology), and Mary Sever (Chemistry)

Adviser to Board: Amy Zavadil, Associate Dean for Equity


Please visit the Honor Board's website for more information about the Board. The procedures of the Honor System can be found here.

To report an incident electronically, click here. Contact Amy Zavadil at azavadil@barnard.edu or 212-854-0037 to schedule an appointment to report information in person.