Student Affairs - Fostering Student Learning and Success

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Building and maintaining a culture of honor and integrity is important to both students and faculty at Carolina. Such a culture is precious because it reflects the deeply held values of the University community. It does not arise spontaneously or thrive without attention and continuous renewal. Faculty members have always provided important vision, leadership, and energy to make that culture strong. It is for these reasons that the Faculty Council has called for faculty involvement in a number of ways:


In order to nourish a strong campus-wide understanding and commitment to honor and integrity, faculty members, teaching assistants, and other instructional personnel should:

  • Explore issues of integrity in connection with instructional activities where relevant and appropriate;
  • Encourage their academic units to take matters of academic integrity seriously, become informed regarding related problems and advisable means of preventing problems from arising, and provide requisite training and support to instructional personnel;
  • Participate upon request as part of educational initiatives, faculty advisory panels, and University Hearing Boards designed to create, nurture, and enforce high standards of academic integrity within the University community.

Ways to Promote Honor on Campus

  1. Know the facts. Become familiar with the provisions of the Honor Code. Submit questions or comments to the Student Attorney General’s office so that clarifying interpretations can be developed or additional “frequently asked questions” added to this website. Talk with your students about academic integrity.
  2. Contribute ideas on teaching methods and materials relating to integrity to the resource bank being established by the Center on Teaching and Learning. Share a real-life dilemma that you think would be good for discussion in interactive settings as part of enhanced training programs for faculty or students.
  3. Hold a brown-bag lunch in your department to compare thoughts with colleagues and graduate students about how to create a culture of honor in your classroom and deal with challenging problems of academic misconduct. If you’d like faculty or student colleagues from elsewhere on the campus to join you or assist you in shaping that discussion, please contact the Honor System Office.
  4. Invite an outside speaker, develop a discussion program, or inform others about ongoing activities in your department or unit that relate to issues of integrity. If you’d like to have others learn more about and participate in such activities, provide pertinent information for listing on the University calendar.
  5. Volunteer to assist or serve as a member of faculty committees responsible for Honor System oversight.
  6. Sit on the University Hearing Board. Volunteer for training so that you can sit on a University Hearing Board charged with handling appeals of cases decided by student honor court panels. Contact the Office of the Dean of Students for more information.
  7. Volunteer to offer a short-course on a topic related to ethics or integrity as part of the Carolina Community Classroom program offered through the Friday Center for Continuing Education.
  8. Work with student organizations - student athletes, members of sororities, fraternities, and other student organizations - in developing programming on integrity that fits the interests of their members. To volunteer, contact the Honor System office.
  9. Contact the Center for Public Service about ways in which issues of integrity might be raised in connection with service-learning aspects of a class. Volunteer to assist students working with the Campus Y to provide service to those in need.