Honor revises bylaws
The Honor Committee met yesterday afternoon to discuss changes in its bylaws, the guidelines followed by Committee members during a proceeding. The Committee collectively approved a potential change in the guidelines to reflect two proposed amendments and discussed another potential bylaw amendment.
"[Bylaws] are maintained, written by and voted on by the Committee" Honor Committee Chair Charles Harris said.
The bylaw approved by the committee reflected the changes to the constitution redefining two of the three criteria used to evaluate whether an act is an honor offense. These two amendments, concerning triviality and intent, were passed by the Committee Dec. 5. The approved bylaws will take effect only if the student body passes the amendments in the upcoming elections.
If the amendments pass, the bylaws will need to change to be consistent with the Constitution.
Harris also proposed a bylaw amendment that would work to solve the Committee's occasional problems with students under investigation who are uncooperative. The proposed change would have a hold placed on the transcript of students who are under investigation and not cooperating with the Honor Committee.
Harris said this will hopefully be an incentive for accused students to cooperate and do so in a timely manner.
-compiled by Valerie Clemens