Welcome to the Honor Council website! Honor Council is a body composed of 16 students, four from each class year, who are elected for semester- or year-long terms. We meet weekly on Sundays at 5 p.m. in the Faculty Dining Room of the DC.

You can read the Honor Code here.

You can read the the Constitution of Students’ Association here.

Please feel free to email code@haverford.edu with any questions, comments, or concerns. You can also contact the Community Outreach Multicultural Liaisons, who work in conjunction with Honor Council and are a resource for questions and concerns. They also help with confrontation and social issues, particularly those relating to identity.

In aid of increasing transparency and building relationships, Honor Council Faculty Relations Committee has created a Google form where faculty can submit questions about the Honor Code, Honor Council, and the trial process and have those questions answered over email or in brief Zoom meetings by current students on Council. The link to the form can be found HERE.

A message sent to code@haverford.edu will go to the two Honor Council Co-Chairs, the two Co-Secretaries, and the Librarian. If you would like to report a possible violation of the Code to Honor Council, please email code@haverford.edu.

Honor Council Executive Board receives statements from confronted and confronting parties, then the Co-Secretaries pseudonymize them, then Honor Council reads the statements and decides if they are suspicious that a violation has occurred. Our decisions are made by consensus and we operate on the principles of education, accountability, and restoration. If the weight of the room leans towards suspicious, the case is sent to trial. If the weight of the room leans towards not suspicious, then the case is dropped.

We release abstracts to the Haverford community from all of our proceedings to encourage discussion about some of the issues facing our community. These abstracts use pseudonyms to protect confidentiality. We also host events each semester, examples include abstract discussions, community forums, and Pizza, Professors, and the Code. We also oversee the yearly Honor Code ratification process.

As we work through the semester, please remember not to discuss the form, content, or degree of difficulty of any exams you are taking!

If you have questions about plagiarism or citation, please see our resources page. The Writing Center and your professors are also good resources.

Again, if you have any questions or concerns at all, please email code@haverford.edu!