AbstractIn a university setting, students must be able to work and to study without constantly being scrutinized and hovered over by proctors and administrators. But creating a productive atmosphere where cheating, plagiarism, fraud and the like do not exist is a difficult, if not impossible, task. One solution to this dilemma is to impose an honor code system. Valparaiso University has chosen this solution to eliminate the problems of cheating and undue stress on the students. The effect this Honor Code has on students is vital to its overall success. Unfortunately, after speaking to some students, I have found the Honor Code does not carry all the weight it was intended to carry.