This was a fascinating journey down the rabbit hole as I read stories of how the Honor Code was weaponized to fail students accused of cheating, punish victims who reported assaults, and to create an atmosphere where forgiveness isn’t tolerated .
I attended VMI many moons ago and their Honor Code was nothing to joke around about. I remember several times being awakened to the sound of drumming while it was still dark outside, assembling in the barracks courtyard and hearing that a cadet had been “drummed out” for violations of the Code. There were stories of sons of VMI alumni who took their life after they were drummed out.
I remember going home for Christmas break after being told not to talk to anyone about my tests until the next day when exams ended. I lived 500 miles away from campus, but at home my parents didn’t learn how I did until the following day.
 Horror stories of the BYU Honor Code https://www.instagram.com/p/BwP9v3rHXwP/?hl=en