A peer-to-peer shared inquiry devoted to exploring how to be a person of integrity.
The Integrity Seminar is held every semester, meets once a week for ninety minutes, and lasts for eight weeks.
Co-facilitated by the Academic Honor Council Coordinator and a Graduate Counseling Department intern, this is an opportunity to explore personal integrity in a safe setting. The learning outcome involves the development of a definiation of personal integrity for each student.
Testimonials from past undergraduate and graduate Integrity Seminar students:
- "Doing what's right isn't always easy, but the right thing will always be best and take you where you want to go. The right thing should be done at all times. When in a group or by yourself. Go hard or go home". (Integrity Seminar Student, 2011).
- "I was embarrassed to be in this group when I walked in the room on the first day because I felt like I was being labled as a cheater. But I soon realized that people make mistakes, and that this seminar wasn't about humiliating me. This seminar has educated me about what having an honor code means to our community and how important it is to have personal integrity at all times becasue my actions don't just affect other students - the choices I make affect our community as a whole". (Integrity Seminar Student, 2009).
- "This seminar showed me that by cheating, I was diminsihing the value of the SMC degree, and I was letting my classmates down by taking the easy way out". (Integrity Seminar Student, 2004).