The Honor Board hears all academic policy violation cases for which the student denies responsibility. It may also hear social policy cases referred by the Office of Student Conduct or cases where suspension may be a potential outcome. The assistant provost for communications and operations and assistant dean of students, or their designee, are non-voting members of the boards, act as conveners for the hearings, and assure that University procedures are followed throughout the hearing.
The full Honor Board consists of a minimum of twelve students (elected by the student body or administratively appointed by the SGA President), seven faculty members (three appointed by the Academic Council and four appointed by the provost/vice president for academic affairs), and seven Student Life administrators (appointed by the vice president of Student Life). These members are trained annually by the assistant dean of students and/or the director of student conduct.
A quorum of at least one faculty member, one Student Life administrator and one student must be convened in order to proceed with a hearing.
Due to the number of individuals involved in the process, the timeline for scheduling a board hearing may be longer than for an administrative hearing, but will typically be completed within 60 days from notice of the complaint.
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.
Elections are not currently open. For more information on the Honor Board or the expectations of the board members, please contact Whitney Gregory, assistant dean of students.
Expectations of Honor Board Members
Honor board members will:
- Have a clear understanding of the Elon Honor Code and Code of Conduct.
- Abide by the academic and social policies of the Code of Conduct.
- Adhere to philosophical and educational goals of the student conduct process.
- Understand the the student conduct process.
- Attend training and regular Honor Board meetings.
- Participate in or lead programs designed to raise awareness of the Honor Code values.
- Attend all assigned hearings (no more than two per month).
- Remain objective during hearings and deliberation.
- Speak openly, freely, and civilly – including challenging other board members.
- Remember that Honor Board members represent not just themselves, but the entire Elon community.