2014 Honors Institute: Legal/Participant Policies

Zero Tolerance Policy

The use of alcohol or illegal substances will not be tolerated during the Honors Institute on the campus of Washington University. Institute participants found using these substances will be required to leave the Honors Institute at their own expense and college officials may be notified of their expulsion.


The Honors Institute is open only to Phi Theta Kappa members and advisors. Family members of participants cannot be accommodated in residence halls, at Institute meal functions, or at any Institute events.

Non-Smoking Policy

Smoking and tobacco use are prohibited on all Washington University-owned and managed properties.

Lost Keys

Each program participant will receive one building/suite/room key card at check-in.  The key card will serve as entrance into assigned buildings, sleeping room and as the participant's meal card. There is a $5.00 charge for lockouts or replacement key cards during office hours, 9:00 am – 12:00 am, Monday through Friday and 12:00 pm – 12:00 am, Saturday and Sunday. There is a $25.00 charge for lockouts or replacement key cards outside of office hours.

Meal Card Value and Budgeting

Each Honors Institute participant will receive a meal card to cover dinner on Monday night; breakfast, lunch and dinner on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and breakfast on Saturday. All meal are a la cart and the suggest amount to spend on each meal is: $7.50 breakfast, $8.50 lunch, and $9:50 dinner.

Personal Belongings/Off-Campus Safety

Please note that neither Phi Theta Kappa nor Washington University can be responsible for the safety of any items left in the residence hall rooms or in any campus building. Neither Phi Theta Kappa nor Washington University can accept any responsibility for any mishap or incident occurring off - campus on R&R Day, or at any other time.

Speakers' Views

The views expressed by the Institute speakers do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society or Washington University.