The University is a liberal arts college divided into
three schools. These schools are; (1) The School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics which serves as both the business school
and politics department, (2) The College which houses all other other undergraduate majors, and (3) The School of Law. The School
sponsors 40 undergraduate majors.The undergraduate calendar is a unique three semester system with 12-week fall and winter terms followed by a short 6-week
spring term. Spring term is reserved for special topic courses and internships.In addition, Washington and Lee still upholds the Honor System implemented by Robert E. Lee when he served as President. The
student-run Honor System, now more than a century old, is the guiding principle of life at Washington and Lee. Students vow never
to lie, cheat or steal upon entering the University. Any student found to have committed a dishonorable act is subject to only
one punishment—expulsion. This process is overseen by the Executive Committee, a group of students elected by the students.
The Executive Committee also serves as the student government.