The Graduate Honor System relies on the active involvement of graduate students and faculty members in the processing of Honor System cases and in the dissemination of information about the standards of academic integrity and honesty.

Student and faculty volunteers may be invited to participate in seminars and discussions and serve on Investigative Boards and Judicial Panels for cases that have been referred to the Graduate Honor System, as their schedules permit.

  • Each Investigative Board comprises five graduate students and two faculty members. Students have full voting privileges. Faculty serve on these boards in an advisory role without voting privileges.
  • Each Judicial Panel comprises four graduate students and three faculty members. Both student and faculty panelists have full voting privileges.

The Graduate Honor System hears approximately five to twenty cases a year. Student and faculty volunteers receive a one-hour training before they are added to the pool of panelists and can serve on an investigative or judicial panel hearing. Hearings are arranged by the Chief Justice of the Honor System based on the availability of volunteers and the parties involved.

Student volunteers are selected for a one-year term, which may be extended for up to four years. Faculty volunteers are selected for a two-year term, which may be extended for up to four years.

If you are interested in becoming a student or faculty panelist, please contact the Chief Justice of the GHS.