Reporting a Suspected Violation
The Honor Code is based on the mutual trust that all those bound by it will uphold its principles and enforce its policies. This makes it the duty and responsibility of students and instructors to report promptly any suspected violations of the Honor Code. It is considered a violation of the Honor Code to not report a suspected violation of the Honor Code.
If an instructor encounters or becomes aware of a possible violation of the Honor Code, he or she is bound to inform the Honor Council of the circumstances of the suspected violation. The submission to the Honor Council should include the identities of the students involved and all necessary supporting evidence and documentation. The Honor Council will then launch its own investigation, as described in the following section. The material can be submitted to either of the following contacts:
- Cai Runze, President of the Honor Council,
- Scott Yang, Academic Affairs Manager, Office 319,
- Horst Hohberger, Chair of the Faculty Commission on Discipline, Office 218,
- There is a letterbox in front of the Electronic Reading Room that can be used for communications and for submitting material documenting suspected violations of the Honor Code. Please do send a short email to after placing material in the letterbox.
If a student or teaching assistant encounters or becomes aware of a possible violation of the Honor Code, he or she must immediately inform the course instructor, reporting the identities of the students involved and the circumstances of the suspected violation. If the instructor feels that the suspicion is justified, he or she is bound to refer the case to the Honor Council as detailed above. Any student or teaching assistant may also refer a suspected violation directly to the Honor Council through the contacts listed above.