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entails personal honesty, as well as the preventing
and/or reporting of dishonesty in others. It is our
belief that only in this manner can we, the students,
have satisfaction in our College — and our lifetime
Article 1 - Membership
A. The Honor Council (“Council”) shall be com-
posed of three seniors, three juniors, three
sophomores, and six at-large members without
regard to class rank.
B. The Council shall be elected by the Student Leg-
islature, with recommendation by graduating
senior Honor Council members, during the
spring term following the annual report of the
Council’s activities. No member of the legislature
shall be eligible for election to the Council.
C. The Student Legislature shall fill vacancies in the
Council when requested in writing by the Presi-
dent of the Council.
D. A member of the Council shall be removed from
the Council upon a finding that he/she violated
the Honor Code. A member may also be
removed for breaking the student conduct poli-
cies of the College.
E. The Student Legislature shall select at least two
alternate members of the Council without regard
to class rank. The alternates shall participate in
Council training and serve on the Council when
requested by the President.
Article 2 - Officers
A. Each year during the spring term, a President,
Vice President, and Secretary shall be elected by
the incumbent Council from among its member-
ship during the previous academic semester. Offi-
cer elections shall occur following the Council’s
election by the Student Legislature and newly
selected members shall be present and given
voice but not vote. The officers shall serve from
the beginning of the next academic year until the
end of that academic year.
B. The President shall call and preside over Council
meetings and deliver an annual report on the
activities of the Council to the Student Legisla-
ture. The President shall decide all questions of
procedure and interpretation arising under the
constitution. A decision of the President may be
overruled by a two-thirds vote of those members
of the Council present and voting. At the hear-
ing, the President’s position shall be one of non-
participation in deliberations and voting; how-
ever, the President may cast a tie-breaking vote.
The President shall also serve on the Social
Conduct Council.
C. The Vice President shall act in the capacity of
President in the absence of that officer and shall
be responsible for publicizing the Honor Code.
Unless acting as President at a hearing, the Vice
President’s position shall be one of participation
in deliberations and voting. The Vice President
shall also serve as President of the Social Con-
duct Council.
D. The Secretary shall keep a tape recorded record
of each hearing, a record of all findings of viola-
tions, including a brief summary of the facts of
each case, and penalties imposed. The Secretary’s
position shall be one of participation in delibera-
tions and voting. The secretary shall also serve on
the Social Conduct Council.
Article 3 - Dean of Students and Faculty Advisor
The Dean of Students, or his or her designee or sub-
stitute, (either such person hereinafter referred to as
Dean”), and a Faculty Advisor(s), appointed annu-
ally by the Provost in consultation with the Council,
shall assist the Council and the Pre-hearing Com-
mittee in their activities other than participating in
the determination to proceed to hearing, to reach a
finding, to set a penalty, or to recommend recon-
sideration. The Dean and the Faculty Advisor may,
however, observe hearings and reconsiderations. In
addition, the Dean shall conduct the pre-hearing
investigation of alleged violations of the Honor
Article 4 - The Honor Code
A. Violations
The following are violations of the Honor Code:
Lying in official matters. “Lying in official
matters” means the statement of an untruth
or the falsification of official material with an
intent to mislead administration, faculty, resi-
dence life staff, campus security, or Honor
Council or Social Conduct Council members
when acting in their official capacities. “Offi-
cial material” means material having to do
with course work, College administration, fac-
ulty, residence life staff, campus police, the
Council, or the Social Conduct Council.
Cheating. “Cheating” means either
a. Giving aid to or receiving aid from any
student or other source (i.e. books, notes,
etc.) without the consent of the faculty
member. Failure to sign the Honor Pledge
is not a defense to a charge of cheating, or