Formal text: Shall the Honor Constitution be amended to (1) change the standard penalty for a first violation of the Honor Code from a one-year suspension to disciplinary probation, (2) change the standard penalty for a second violation of the Honor Code from expulsion to a one-year suspension, and (3) stipulate that a violation of the Honor Code involving “extenuating circumstances” will result in a finding of not responsible, instead of disciplinary probation?
Explanation: The current standard penalty will be reduced from a 1 year suspension to disciplinary probation.
Formal text: Shall Article III, Section C, Subsection 6 of the Honor Constitution be amended to add that an “[alleged Honor Code violation] case brought to hearing must have at least two separate pieces of evidence, each of which indicates that a violation occurred”?
Explanation: Your case will not go to hearing unless the Honor Committee provides at least 2 pieces of evidence.
Did you know: the first piece of evidence is always the initial allegation against you?
Formal text: Shall Article II, Section D of the Honor Constitution be amended to add that “a student will be found not responsible [of an Honor Code violation] if the Committee fails to find overwhelmingly convincing evidence that the student ought reasonably to have understood that their actions were in violation of the Honor Code, or if the course instructor explicitly states that a student’s actions were not in violation of their class policy”?
Explanation: If your professor testifies that no violation of course policy occurred, your case will be dismissed.
Formal text: Shall Article III, Section C, Subsection 4 of the Honor Constitution be amended to require that Honor Committee investigators “disclose [a] student’s status as a student in question or a witness” when “making initial contact” with that student, rather than allowing investigators to defer this disclosure until just before questioning the student?
Explanation: You will now have the right to know immediately whether you are a witness or are under investigation.