Integrity Week is March 5-9, 2012

We hope you will be able to join us for some of the Integrity Week activities sponsored by the student representatives on the Honor Board!

If you or your student organization would like to meet with Kim Novak, our guest and expert in student conduct and hazing prevention, we have a few time slots available Tuesday – Thursday during the day. She is great at helping develop creative and positive bonding experiences that respect all members and don’t abuse the issues of power and privilege.

Integrity in our Community
Monday – Thursday, March 5-8 from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p .m.
Moseley Center table

Who is your role model here at Elon for INTEGRITY? Why do they come to mind? Join student members of the Honor Board at a Moseley table and write a quick THANK YOU to them. We’ll forward your postcard to them at the end of the week!

The Community Voice
Tuesday, March 6 at 7 p.m.
McKinnon D

Please join us for a lively presentation that will challenge you to find your voice and not stand by when the values of your organization are not reflected in actions or voices of individuals, the organization, or campus community.

Using the principles of Bystander Intervention as a foundation, our guest, Kim Novak, will empower you to find your voice by accepting your responsibility to act as members of our community as well as individual campus leaders. Recognizing the real barriers that prevent individuals or leadership from speaking up, Ms. Novak will provide insight into developing the skills needed to act. This is a critical conversation to have as we join together to focus on creating a community of care and work to end bias, hazing and bullying behaviors.

This dynamic program will empower you to:

  • Learn about successful intervention strategies that will provide opportunities to respectfully and effectively intervene and provide the opportunity to de-escalate challenging situations.
  • Challenge yourself and your community to feel responsible for acting when behaviors or incidents are not aligned with values.
  • Articulate the importance of moving through all the stages of intervention in order to bring about change, focusing on the actions and not just the need to act.

Brown Bag Lunch and Learn
Wednesday, March 7 at 12 noon
Moseley 216

As advisers we have an important role in helping our newly elected officers, captains, or chairs to lead the organizations and mentor new members. We all have dreams of this next year being our group’s best year yet – strong bonds within our organization, motivated and engaged members, and accomplishing every goal on our list!

At this Brown Bag lunch-and-learn, our guest speaker will help us frame those important conversations with our student leaders and members. Committed to the advancement of communities of care on college campuses, Kim Novak will talk with us about how to build strong bonds between our group members but not cross the lines into hazing or creating harmful power dynamics that will lead to problems later.

Bring your lunch, we’ll provide the cookies, and you will leave with clear strategies to help our students be stronger leaders here on campus and in their lives after Elon! (Please send an RSVP to Jodean Schmiederer, if you plan to attend so we have enough handouts! THANK YOU!)

Academic Reminders
Thursday – Friday, March 8-9

Around random academic buildings, student Honor Board members will be passing out pens printed with “Elon University – honesty, integrity, responsibility, respect” and tips to help avoid plagiarism.

THANK YOU for your commitment to the Honor Code and building a community of character!