The Honor Committee met briefly on Sunday to discuss the next Honor Constitutional Convention meeting Wednesday and a need for another Engineering representative on the Committee. Following a roll call, 15 members marked present and the meeting reached quorum, meaning the Committee could vote on constitutional matters.
During this week’s Convention meeting, delegates will conduct an analysis of the current constitution to determine what works well and what needs to be revised. The group will also clearly determine an Honor offense. Following last week’s meeting, no additional meetings of the Convention are open to the public.
Third-year Engineering Rep. Kevin Lin said there is a need for more representation on the Committee from the School of Engineering. Currently, Lin is the only representative from the school.
“It was brought up during the Constitutional Convention that a lot of cases come from the School of Engineering and I’m the only rep here,” Lin said. “So there’s been talks [with the] Engineering Council about getting a representative. There’s people interested.”
The Committee also discussed upcoming events to increase interactions between the Committee and students and improve the relationship between Honor and students across Grounds. Rep. Hannah Shapiro, fourth-year College student, gave a brief overview of two of the events that are currently being planned.
The first event involves handing donuts out at Clark Hall to increase the visibility of Honor. The second event included giving out snacks and coffee to students studying for finals in Clemens Library.
“The plan is to have a laptop out that way students who walk by, if they want to, can get interaction with Honor [by leaving contact information],” Shapiro said.
The Committee would use their contact information to notify them of any upcoming events or initiatives concerning Honor.
Hamza Aziz, vice-chair for investigations and third-year College student, discussed updates on investigations. Aziz was made aware of a Conscientious Retraction submitted by a professor, which the student will be notified of on Monday morning.
A CR allows a student who has violated Honor policies to admit their wrongdoing before they are suspected of committing an Honor offense.
In addition to this, Aziz connected a different professor beginning the steps of a Conscientious Retraction with an Honor advisor to help guide the process.
At 7:10 p.m., the Committee meeting went into closed session. The Committee did not return to open session before the scheduled end of the meeting at 8 p.m. The next Honor Committee meeting will be held Sunday at 7 p.m. in the Trial Room of Newcomb Hall.