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ACADEMIC HONOR CODE

Academic Honor Board

The Academic Honor Board oversees the achievement of a climate of honor and ethics on campus, largely by means of but not limited to the Academic Honor Code.

The Board disseminates information to the community regarding current academic procedures, educates students on issues of academic honesty and considers cases of suspected academic dishonesty. It also actively engages the community in discussions of ethics and integrity. The board has the power to prescribe action in cases of honor code violations by assigning sanctions appropriate to the infraction.

The chair of the board should be notified immediately of any suspected infraction of the code. A case may come to the attention of the chair in one of three ways: students may report themselves to the chair, either of their own accord or at the request of another member of the college community; students may be reported to the chair by another student; or a student may be reported by a member of the faculty or staff.

THE BOARD COMPRISES:
Six student members, who must be in good academic and honor board standing:

• the chairperson, a senior, who shall have served as secretary the previous year. The chair will represent the board as a voting member of the SGA Cabinet;

• the secretary, a junior or an Ada Comstock Scholar with junior standing, elected in an all-college election in the spring of her sophomore year. She will represent the board as a voting member of the SGA Senate;

• one member of the senior class, who is self-nominated and appointed by the members of the SGA Committee on Elections and Appointments in the spring of her junior year;

• one member of the junior class, who is self-nominated and appointed by the members of the Committee on Elections and Appointments in the spring of her sophomore year. She will serve on the board for the term of one year but will be eligible for re-appointment to the board pending approval by the Dean of the College and the Committee on Elections and Appointments to the position of senior class representative;

• one member of the sophomore class, who is self-nominated and appointed by the members of the Committee on Elections and Appointments in the spring of her first year. She will serve on the board for a term of one year but will be eligible for re-appointment to the board pending approval by the Dean of the College and the Committee on Elections and Appointments to the position of junior class representative, or will be eligible to run for the position of secretary of the board in the all-college election;

• one Ada Comstock Scholar, who is self-nominated and appointed by the members of the Committee on Elections and Appointments. The Ada Comstock representative will serve on the Board for a term of one year but shall be eligible for re-appointment to the board pending approval by the Dean of the College and the Committee on Elections and Appointments to the position of Ada Comstock Representative for the following year.

Three members of the faculty, one from each division appointed for a term of two years by the president of the college, after consultation with Faculty Council and student members of the board. The faculty representatives may not serve simultaneously on the Administrative Board.

The Dean of the College

The class dean of the student whose case is being considered. As a nonvoting member, the dean serves as an adviser to both the student and the board.

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