One of the most important things to the Academic Honor Council is that we believe that by offering counseling and the emotional support of our Student Advisors, essential learning and rehabilitation can take place for students and faculty alike.
We believe going through the review board should not be seen as a "punishment" but rather a peer-to-peer learning process. It's important to us to foster integrity. through our own actions. For example:
- Students who are reported are given an AHC "Student Advisor", a student council member who is trained to help them throughout the entire process. On top of an advisor, the Coordinator and Co-Chairs are available as another source of support to help guide the student to a positive place. Our goal is to provide comfortable and confidential environment because being reported can be an emotional and stressful time for a student
Another part of the learning process for a reported student is to go through the unique Integrity Seminar.
- Students who are found in violation are required to successfully complete this seminar. If an "X" has been assined to a grade, they will need to successfull complete the seminar in order for it to be taken off of their transcipt (an "X" indicates that an honor code violation has occured). This seminar is meant for rehabilitation and generates a tremendous amount of positive feedback from students who have gone through the process.To learn more, visit the Integrity Seminars page.
This support is not only unique to the student, but also to the faculty member. For example:
- Faculty who are reporting are also assigned an AHC "Student Advisor", a student council member who is trained to help them throughout the entire process. In addition, the AHC Coordinator and Co-Chairs are also available resources. We recoginize that reporting a student can be an emotionally charges and complicated experience.