To the Editor:

I was pleased to see that Justin Zaremby’s column this week addressed the issue of why Yale should adopt an honor code. While I share Zaremby’s fears that the Yale community is not as overstuffed with integrity as it could be, I would like to emphasize that the best reason for an honor code is the culture of trust, dignity and sincerity that an honor code likely instills.

University life, and undergraduate life in particular, is sufficiently complicated and dynamic as to want for certain noble standards that should apply to all, and hence make everyone’s life simpler and more fruitful.

Jack Snyder ’03

april 4, 2002