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Editor’s Note: This story was previously published with significant errors in calculations. This version has been corrected to reflect accurate percentages and numbers. The Class of 2027 has the highest percentage of students who identify as people of color — this year’s percentage of students who identify as people of color is not directly comparable to the percentage The Cavalier Daily reported in last year's cycle because of differences in methods of calculation.
The Honor Committee considered methods to increase case efficiency in its new bylaws during Sunday’s meeting following the release of the Policies and Procedures Committee’s interim report. Based on the interim report, the P&P Committee gives feedback during the Committee’s transition into a multi-sanction system, with a goal of formally passing bylaws by June 18.
Five students were found not guilty in Honor cases between Dec. 14 and May 12, per a report from Hamza Aziz, chair of the Committee and third-year College student. In addition to case reports, Aziz also provided updates on upcoming bylaw changes that will govern the landmark multi-sanction system to be formally ratified July 1.
The Honor Committee held a town hall Monday in Newcomb Hall Theater to hear student input about the newly passed multi-sanction system. Committee members and students engaged in conversation across a wide variety of topics, including an often negative student perception of the Honor system, approaches to generative AI and the Committee’s efficiency.
The Honor Committee discussed final details for the Honor Town Hall — a chance for the Committee to field student questions about the multi-sanction system — and also considered possible solutions for sanction noncompliance. Since there were 15 out of 21 members present at the meeting Sunday, the Committee reached quorum and was able to vote on constitutional and bylaw matters.
Under the leadership of Gabrielle Bray, previous Honor chair and fourth-year College student, students voted to make the most drastic change yet to the Honor system. More than 88 percent of students voted this March to transform the current single-sanction policy to a robust multi-sanction system. In an interview with The Cavalier Daily, Bray reflected on her term and reiterated the role of the student body in ensuring the transition to this historic system.
The Honor Committee met Sunday to hear a proposal for a new academic course for sanctioned students, as well as to informally vote on a co-sponsorship with the Accomodation Access Fund. In the second meeting of the term and for the first time since the new committee was elected, quorum was not reached and the Committee could not vote on constitutional or bylaw matters as only thirteen out of 21 members were present.
In the Honor Committee’s first meeting following the elections of new representatives — including third-year College student Hamza Aziz as chair — members voted to let accused students pause their case until the multi-sanction system is formally ratified.
The Generative AI in Teaching and Learning Task Force hosted their first town hall session over Zoom Monday in partnership with the College’s natural sciences department. Attendants focused on how generative AI can both benefit and harm the learning experience. The task force aims to collect input from attendees to provide a recommendation to the provost defining the University’s policy towards the technology.
The Honor Committee met Sunday to discuss a newly proposed bylaw concerning case jurisdiction and approve a co-sponsorship for the Jefferson Society’s Restoration Ball — proceeds from the Jefferson Society's ball go to the Trevor Project.
The Honor Committee met Sunday to discuss campaigning strategies for the constitutional referendum and vote on a pending co-sponsorship with the Batten School. The referendum — which will be voted on in student-wide elections today through Thursday — outlines a multi-sanction system, the first in the Committee’s history.
When the University opened their doors to the first class of students March 7, 1825, the first group of young men on Grounds signed their names in a matriculation book — while the ink dried on the page, the men made a pledge not to lie to a professor or cheat on any exams. This basic promise would be the first iteration of the honor system that students pledge to almost 200 years later.
The Honor Committee met briefly Sunday to discuss finalization of the upcoming generative Artificial Intelligence forum with the Batten school. 11 out of 26 members were in attendance, meaning the meeting did not reach quorum and the Committee could not vote on constitutional or by-law matters.
The Honor Committee passed its updated constitution within the Committee at their meeting Sunday, after years of attempts to introduce a multi-sanction system. The constitution — which will still need to be ratified by the student body vote in March — outlines guidelines for the multi-sanction system, including the reintroduction of expulsion as a sanction following last year’s reduction of the single sanction of expulsion to a two-semester leave of absence.
The Honor Committee met Sunday to discuss the standards of evidence in Honor proceedings, as well as consider a pending co-sponsorship for the Accomodation Access Fund that was presented to the Committee. The Committee also introduced three newly elected members.
The Honor Committee discussed four new proposals for constitutional amendments concerning sanctioning and guilty panels, as well as introducing a newly elected Committee member at its meeting Sunday. The Committee met quorum with 17 out of 23 members present, meaning the Committee could vote on constitutional matters and by-laws.
Five students were found not guilty in the three hearings conducted by the Honor Committee between May 10 and Dec. 14, per an email sent Sunday by Gabrielle Bray, chair of the Committee and fourth-year College student. Bray also provided an overview of streamlined case processing, developments in funding for Contributory Health Impairment evaluations and progress in community outreach efforts.
The Honor Committee has postponed the eight remaining meetings of its Constitutional Convention to January. During its meeting Sunday, the group also voted to pass two new bylaws. The meeting met quorum with 16 members present, meaning the Committee could vote on constitutional matters and bylaws.
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.