A. Academic matter: any work, required or volunteered, that is a) submitted to a faculty member, b) submitted for publication in a university-sponsored or university-affiliated academic publication, or c) submitted for use in conjunction with a university-sponsored event or activity.
B. Attempt: any act beyond mere preparation carried out with the intent to engage in conduct that violates Honor Code. Attempted violations may be sanctioned in the same manner as completed violations. A student need not complete the intended act in order to be held accountable.
C. Beyond a Reasonable Doubt: the amount of proof required to find a student in violation of the Honor Code. Reasonable doubt is doubt based upon reason and common sense that is based on the information presented at the hearing. Reasonable doubt is not doubt created in order to avoid the unpleasant duty of finding a student responsible.
D. Dishonorable conduct: an act of cheating, lying, or stealing that adversely affects the university community.
E. Inconsequential conduct: conduct that is of too minimal a scope to affect the university community.
F. Intent: an act that is not the result of accident. A student acts with intent if he or she carries out an act knowingly and voluntarily; one need not prove that the student intended a particular result or particular harm in order to establish intent under the Code of Conduct or the Honor Code.
G. Principal parties: the Respondent and Reporting Party.
H. Respondent: the student suspected of engaging in behavior in violation of the Honor Code.
I. Reporting Party: the party reporting the matter for review by the Honor Council. The Reporting Party need not be the individual who directly witnessed, or was affected by, the alleged conduct (e.g., an instructor in whose course a student observes academic cheating or a student who discovers that a classmate has submitted an inflated grade point may serve as the Reporting Party).