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The Gentleman's Rule

Just One Rule of Conduct?

At Wabash, we stand by our Gentleman's Rule.

At Wabash College, our 900 students become leaders by living their lives with one, succinct rule of conduct:

“The student is expected to conduct himself at all times, both on and off campus, as a gentleman and a responsible citizen.”

The oldest tradition at Wabash is the link our students make between the enormous freedoms they enjoy with the responsibility that goes with such freedoms. Making that link — living by the Gentleman’s Rule — is the guiding principle that helps young men become prepared and willing to take the lead in an ever-changing and difficult world.

The challenge is great. From the first day a student steps on campus, the College's expectation is that they will live up to the example set by generations of Wabash men who have gone before and to set examples for those who will follow.