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, as their schedules permit, on Preliminary Review Panels and Review Panels for cases that have been referred to the Graduate Honor System.

  • Preliminary Review Panels comprise five graduate students and two faculty members. Students have full voting privileges. Faculty serve in an advisory role without voting privileges.
  • Review Panels comprise four graduate students and three faculty members. Both student and faculty panelists have full voting privileges.

The Graduate Honor System hears 10-30 cases a year. Volunteers receive a one-hour training before they are added to the pool of panelists and can serve on Preliminary Review or Review Panel hearings. Hearings are arranged by the Chair of the Honor System based on the availability of volunteers and the parties involved.

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

If you are interested in becoming a faculty panelist, please contact the Chair of the GHS.