Elections are not currently open. For more information on the Honor Board or the expecations of the board members, please contact Whitney Gregory, assistant dean of students for student health & wellness and honor code.
The Honor Board hears all academic policy violation cases for which the student denies responsibility. It also hears social policy cases referred by the Office of Student Conduct that involve gross violation(s) of community standards or personal violations (fighting, other acts of violence, weapons, drugs, etc.). Due to the number of individuals involved in the process, the timeline for scheduling the hearing may be longer than for an administrative hearing, but will still be within a reasonable amount of time.
The Elon Honor Board consists of at least twelve students (elected by the student body or administratively appointed by the SGA President), seven faculty (three appointed by the Academic Council and four appointed by the provost/vice president for academic affairs), and four Student Life administrators (appointed by the vice president of student life).A quorum is three students, one faculty member and one student life administrator. The associate provost for assessment and academic operations and associate dean of students (or their designee) are non-voting members of the Elon Honor Board and act as conveners of the board for academic policy hearings and social policy hearings. (From the Elon Student Handbook)
Interested in serving on the Elon Honor Board?
The honor board is great experience for any student interested in lifting up the values of our Honor Code; educating our community on what it means to live by the values of honesty, integrity, responsibility and respect; and holding students accountable for their decisions when they chose to violate the Code of Conduct. Honor board elections for students occur during the spring semester of each academic year. The number of open positions will depend upon returning members. Appointments by the SGA president typically occur in April/May. If a seat becomes vacant during the academic year, the SGA president may appoint new members. Please contact Dean Gregory or the SGA president directly if you are interested in an appointment to the Elon Honor Board.
Expectations of Honor Board members
Honor board members will:
1. Have a clear understanding of the Elon Honor Code and Code of Conduct.
2. Abide by the academic and social policies of the Code of Conduct.
3. Be aware of the philosophical and educational goals of the student conduct process.
4. Understand the distinction between a University Hearing and a court of law.
5. Attend trainings and regular Honor Board meetings (typically Friday afternoons).
6. Participate in or lead programs designed to raise awareness of the Honor Code values.
7. Attend all assigned hearings (no more than two per month).
8. Remain objective during hearings and deliberation.
9. Speak openly, freely, and civilly - including challenging other board members.
10. Remember that Honor Board members represent not just themselves, but the entire Elon community.