The Honor Council found a senior in a natural sciences course responsible for unauthorized assistance and plagiarism on a homework assignment. The course instructor reported that several students submitted similar work for an assignment that was to be completed individually. In a full hearing, the student admitted to meeting with another classmate to look over a completed example of the work while doing their own. The Honor Council recommended the standard sanction of an F in the course, a one-year Honor Code probation and an educational program. This sanction was upheld on appeal.
The Honor Council did not find a senior in an introductory humanities course responsible for providing false information and seeking unfair registration advantage. The professor reported that the student was proficient in complex aspects of the course, which was not consistent with the survey that the student completed at the beginning of the semester. In a full hearing, the student explained that they had self-studied to prepare but did not include this information on the questionnaire because it was an informal course experience. A minority of the Honor Council did not find the evidence against the student sufficiently “clear and convincing.”
The Honor Council found a junior previously in a social sciences course responsible for unauthorized assistance on a weekly written assignment. The student, who was no longer enrolled in the course, had shared his work with a student currently in the class. In a full hearing, the junior admitted that the other student texted him asking for copies of his work, and he provided them. He explained that he did not expect them to directly submit his work. Since the student was no longer enrolled in the course, the Honor Council recommended the sanction of a one-year Honor Code probation and an educational program.