We, the community of Mary Baldwin University, strive to celebrate humanity in all its wondrous and complex variation. Because we value diversity, it is our mission to sustain a community where all may flourish. We are safe to embrace our shared experiences and our differences. To this end, we treat all with respect and compassion.


Mary Baldwin University’s Honor System is based on three principles: integrity of one’s word, respect for the property of others, and honesty in academic work. These standards are an integral part of life at Mary Baldwin; in becoming part of the Mary Baldwin community, each student and faculty member willingly assumes an obligation and a responsibility to uphold them.

The Honor Pledge:
            Believing in the principles of student government,
            I pledge myself to uphold the ideals and regulations of the
            Mary Baldwin University community. I recognize the principles of
            honor and cooperation as the basis of our life together. I shall
            endeavor faithfully to order my life accordingly. I will not lie,
            cheat, steal, plagiarize, or violate my pledge of confidentiality. I
            will encourage others to fulfill the ideals of the honor system and
            will meet my responsibility to the community by reporting incidents
            of honor offenses.