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Honor System Structure

The Honor System consists of three branches: the Attorney General's Staff, the Honor Court, and Honor System Outreach.

The Office of the Attorney General receives reports of suspected violations and determines whether to bring a formal charge against the accused student(s). It is the responsibility of the Attorney General's Staff to work with the accused student(s) and reporting party to gather and prepare all relevant material for the case.  Additionally, members of the Attorney General's Staff act as either defensive or investigative counsels representing the accused student(s) or the University community, respectively.

Honor Court members are appointed by the Undergraduate Student Body President and confirmed by Student Congress.  Members are responsible for hearing and adjudicating alleged violations of the Honor Code during Honor Court hearings, in which members hear evidence and testimony as presented by the  Attorney General's Staff, accused student(s), and reporting parties.   After hearings, the Honor Court members deliberate on a judgment of guilty vs. not guilty and determine appropriate sanctions, if necessary.

Honor System Outreach is responsible for promoting the ideals of honor and integrity throughout the University community. This branch is headed by the Honor System Outreach Coordinator(s), who are appointed by the Undergraduate Student Body President and confirmed by Student Congress.  Members of Honor System Outreach work to educate professors and students about their rights and responsibilities as outlined under the Instrument.