Honor Council

Gurbani and Natasha

On Dec. 5 and 6, the student body will vote on proposed amendments to the Honor Code. The changes, if ratified by a simple majority, will apply only to the College. After reviewing the proposed changes to the Honor Code, ...

The Honor Council and Committee on Academic Integrity voted to take to referendum several revisions to Emory’s Honor Code. Among the potential changes to the Code are clauses that would prevent electronic devices during exams, increase the College’s jurisdiction over ...
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The following reports are real cases adjudicated by the Emory College Honor Council. Any personally identifiable information has been omitted to protect the privacy of all parties involved. A junior in a lower level science course was found guilty of ...
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  A junior in a lower level humanities course was found guilty of looking at a cheat sheet during a quiz. During the hearing, the student admitted that he was unprepared for the quiz and made a poor decision. The ...
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Just before a quiz that he later said he had not prepared for, a senior in a lower level humanities course created a small cheat sheet. When the professor noticed the paper in his hand and confronted him, the student ...
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When a sophomore in a lower level social science course did not understand a homework assignment question, he consulted his roommate, who showed him the answers and left. The student copied his roommate’s responses, which the course professor noted while ...
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• A freshman shared a computer with a friend in his lower level science class while they worked on a homework assignment. Unsure of how to answer some of the questions, the student looked at his friend’s answers. While grading the ...
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• After using plagiarism detection software while grading a freshman’s paper, a lower level science course professor found that the student had copied the entire paper from online sources without referencing them. The student admitted that, because he was behind ...