Life at R-MA is founded on honesty, mutual trust, and respect for others. Students, faculty, and staff members work together to promote good relationships and understandings, develop school spirit, and help every new cadet adjust to life at R-MA.
To support these goals, every student is bound by the Honor Code, which is based upon three beliefs:
- To trust a person is to make that person worthy of that trust. We treat our students as young adults, and in return we expect them to act responsibly.
- No person will lie, cheat, or steal, nor tolerate among us those who do. This is a violation of the trust placed in each student. Any student who witnesses a violation of the Honor Code is expected to report it.
- Every person is a gentleman or lady. Students must respect others, whether they are other students, faculty members, staff members, or visitors to the academy. Common courtesies are extended to all and expected by all in return.
Students are expected to be good citizens during their time at R-MA. To reinforce that expectation, students take the following Honor Code Pledge:
"On my honor as a student of Randolph-Macon Academy, I pledge not to lie, cheat, or steal nor tolerate those who do. I will conduct myself in a manner that will bring credit to myself, my family, and to Randolph-Macon Academy."