The Honor Council reports to the Provost through the Director of the Office of Academic Integrity.
The Honor Council is composed of 11 student members and 11 faculty members. Each student member must have a current and cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher at the time of the appointment and must maintain a current and cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher during service. The student members shall be appointed annually by the Provost (or his/her designee). The faculty members, one from each school and the University Libraries, shall be appointed for three-year terms by their respective deans (no representative is appointed by the Graduate School because its faculty hold appointments in the other schools and colleges). A chair and vice chair shall be appointed by the President (or his/her designee) from among the faculty members of the Honor Council.
In the event a quorum cannot be obtained for a pending matter, and the chair determines that a hearing must occur before a quorum can be obtained using regular Honor Council members, students serving on the Disciplinary Committee, the Student Court, or the Academic Integrity Student Advisory Board, may be used as substitutes, provided they otherwise meet the qualifications of the Honor Council members and have received similar training.
The Honor Council's duties include the following:
1. Determine through the process of a hearing whether an accused student has violated the Honor Code.
2. Recommend one or more sanction(s) for students who have violated the Honor Code.
3. Assist in educating the University community about the Honor Code.
Jurisdiction: The Honor Council has exclusive jurisdiction over all academic matters involving dishonorable conduct that are not resolved between the student and the faculty member in whose class the incident occurred.