Academic Honor Program

Academic Honor Program and the Honor Code

Report a Violation of the Honor Code

All official reports of suspected violations of the college Honor Code must be submitted via the form linked immediately below. Please email any questions about submitting the form to honorcommittee@allegheny.edu.

Report an Incident

The Honor Code

A voluntary honor system was established at Allegheny College in 1960, and by 1962 over two-thirds of the student body participated in the program. The following year, the student body voted to make the honor program mandatory. This decision, also approved by the faculty and administration, first applied to the class that entered the College in 1964. Every three years since 1990, the Honor Committee conducts a student referendum to determine if the student body wishes to continue the honor system. The Honor Code has consistently been supported by an overwhelming majority of students. The Honor Code is published in the Academic Bulletin and is administered by a student Honor Committee.

Honor Code

The Academic Honor Program

The Academic Honor Program is designed to promote individual responsibility and integrity in academic affairs, and to develop an atmosphere conducive to serious independent scholarship. Allegheny’s Honor Code is different than those of many other colleges because it is a student code, developed and upheld by the students themselves, rather than imposed by the College administration. Any member of the College community may report an alleged violation of the Honor Code. Such reports shall be prepared in writing and directed to the Honor Committee. Reports should be submitted as soon as possible after the alleged violation occurs.

Resources

The Honor Committee

The Honor Committee is the first level of inquiry in all cases of alleged violations of the Allegheny College Honor Code. The Honor Committee is composed of twelve students: four seniors, four juniors, four sophomores. Selection of new members and a chairperson will be conducted in accordance with the Honor Committee Constitution.

The Honor Committee will appoint three of its members to serve as a Review Panel for each alleged violation in accordance with the Honor Committee Constitution. The Honor Committee Review Panel will conduct an inquiry of the alleged violation(s), including meetings with the accused student. This inquiry will be conducted in accordance with the Honor Committee Constitution. The panel will report the results of its inquiry to the full Honor Committee. If the Honor Committee determines that there is a reasonable likelihood that a violation of the Honor Code occurred, it will refer the alleged violation to the Academic Integrity Board.


Honor Code Staff

For more information or questions regarding the Honor Committee or the Honor Code, please contact honorcommittee@allegheny.edu.

Dr. Ian Binnington, Dean for Student Success, Administrative Advisor
Dr. Matt Betush, Chemistry, Faculty Advisor


Honor Committee Students

Seniors
Ashley Linton, Social Media Chair
Gannon McDonough
, Honor Committee Chair
Lindsey Sekerski, Education Chair

Juniors
Heather Amancio
Maddie Arbuckle
Katherine Marks
Raegan Myers

Sophomores
Arilyn Hicks, Secretary
Claudia Huber
Rachael Lutz
Blake Neiderlander