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Section II: Authority

A. Application of the Honor Code. The Honor Code applies to alleged acts of lying, stealing or cheating that adversely affect the university community, whether committed by a student on campus or elsewhere. [FN 26] For reported behavior that alleges possible violations of either the Honor Code or the Code of Student Conduct or both, the Dean of Students will determine which process, Honor or Student Conduct, is appropriate to resolve the matter.[FN 27]

B. Honor Council with Authority for Review. When a student is alleged to have violated the Honor Code, the Honor Council for the academic unit in which the student is enrolled as a degree candidate will have authority to resolve the case.

  1. Non-Degree-Seeking Students. A student who is not enrolled as a degree candidate in any specific academic unit will be subject to the Honor Council associated with the course in which the violation is alleged to have occurred, if the alleged violation is associated with a particular course, or the Undergraduate Honor Council if the matter is not associated with an academic course.
  2. Joint Degree-Seeking Students. For students declared as joint degree seeking, the matter will be subject only to the authority of the Council in which the alleged violation occurred, if the violation is an academic matter. If the violation is non-academic, the joint degree Respondent can elect to have the matter referred to the Honor Council of either of the academic programs in which the Respondent is enrolled.

[FN 26] See Section I of the Code of Conduct for the definition of “student.”
[FN 27] For matters referred to be resolved via the Code of Conduct, the Code of Conduct’s resolution process will apply.