Davidson College

Christopher Gruber, Dean of Admission at Davidson College, Answers Five Questions

"Every student shall be honor bound to refrain from cheating (including plagiarism). Every student shall be honor bound to refrain from stealing. Every student shall be honor bound to refrain from lying about College business. Every student shall be honor bound to report immediately all violations of the Honor Code …”  -- Davidson College Honor Code


The Davidson College Honor Code is central to the life of this private liberal arts college founded in 1837 by Presbyterians. Under the Davidson Honor Code, for example, students take unproctored, self-scheduled exams, permitting them to tackle tests with the timing they choose during exam periods. But its influence extends beyond take-home exams and test-taking so that as you walk the Davidson campus, you may see a note on a bulletin board or taped to a brick walkway describing an item, along with the finder's contact information so that the lost item can be recovered.

Davidson College Joins the Gourmet Guide

Welcome to the Gourmet Guide, Davidson College! Now we've got the best bets for where to find breakfast, lunch, a cup of coffee and even a cozy bistro dinner in the historic college town of Davidson just 19 miles north of Charlotte, North Carolina. So students and parents looking to chow down after wandering this private liberal arts college's 450-acre campus in the foothills region of the Tar Heel State, check out the best bets from two Davidson alums who are now counselors in the admission office -- from French toast stuffed with peanut butter and banana and stone-baked pizza to sushi and Carolina BBQ. You can see all their recommendations here.