Washington and Lee University: The Honor System & Academic Integrity Panel Discussion

Washington and Lee University: The Honor System & Academic Integrity Panel Discussion


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SO, YOU ARE PART OF A RECORDING SESSION, IF YOU WILL. I KNOW EVERYBODY BEHAVES WELL ANYWAY. BUT WE’RE GOING TO BE GOING LIVE MOMENTARILY. AND SKILLED PEOPLE ARE SETTING ALL THAT UP SO BEAR WITH US FOR ONE MINUTE. >>>LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, IF YOU WILL TAKE YOUR SEATS, WE ARE READY TO BEGIN. THANK YOU. >>GOOD MORNING AGAIN. FOR THE NEXT 30 MINUTES OR SO, WE ARE GOING TO INVITE YOU INTO TWO PARTS OF AN ISSUE THAT I KNOW IS DEEPLY IMPORTANT TO ALL OF YOU. IT HAS COME UP IN THE LAST PART OF THE QUESTIONS OF PRESIDENT DUDLEY. IT IS OF COURSE THE HONOR SYSTEM AND ACADEMIC INTEGRITY. THE FIRST PART RELATES TO A PROGRAM I AM PRIVILEGED TO LEAD AS THE CAMPUS ADMINISTRATOR, HAVING SUCCEEDED ITS FOUNDER, JOHN GUNN, A NAME WELL KNOWN TO YOU AND THEN LATER DEAN LOU JOHN. THE NAME OF THE PROGRAM IS THE S: OWINGS JUNIOR FELLOWSHIP. AND HERE IS THE BACKGROUND. THE INSTITUTE FOR HONOR, AS MANY OF YOU IN THE CLASS OF 1960 KNOW WELL BECAUSE IT CAME OUT OF YOUR POCKET BOOKS, WAS ENDOWED BY GENEROUS GIFTS FROM THE CLASS OF 1960. TO RECOGNIZE AND PROMOTE THE BENEFITS OF PERSONAL AND ACADEMIC INTEGRITY EXPERIENCE AS W NELL SYSTEMS IN PARTICULAR UNDER THE HONOR SYSTEM. FROM THAT SPRUNG WHAT IS CALLED THE INITIATIVE FOR ACADEMIC INTEGRITY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS. WHICH GREW OUT OF THE INSTITUTE FOR HONOR AS A MEANS OF DEMOTING THESE SAME VALUES. THE TWO MAIN PURPOSES OF THIS INITIATIVE ARE – TO ENGAGE AND HELP SECONDARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS AND LEADERS IDENTIFY AND SUPPORT EACH OTHER IN PROMOTING ACADEMIC INTEGRITY AND HONORABLE BEHAVIOR. A NUMBER 2, TO FOSTER CONVERSATIONS PROMOTING INTEGRITY THROUGH THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN HONOR SYSTEM OR TO STRENGTHEN A PRE- EXISTING HONOR SYSTEM. THAT INITIATIVE IS CARRIED OUT THROUGH THE S: OWNING JUNIOR FELLOWSHIP, FOLLOWED BY GIFTS TO HONOR:, A VERY REVERED AND DISTINGUISHED MEMBER OF THE CLASS OF 2003 WHO DIED TRAGICALLY ON HIS WAY BACK TO CAMPUS FOLLOWING THANKSGIVING BREAK IN 2002. ANY JUNIOR OR SENIOR AT WASHINGTON AND LEE CAN APPLY. FOLLOWING OUR INTERVIEW OF FINALISTS, WE’VE SELECT UP TO THREE STUDENTS AS THE OWINGS FELLOWS FOR THE FOLLOWING ACADEMIC YEAR. THEY EACH RECEIVE A $2500 TUITION GRANT EACH TERM. AND THESE YOUNG PEOPLE VISIT SECONDARY ON MIDDLE SCHOOL ALL OVER THE UNITED STATES UPON INVITATION OF THOSE SCHOOLS TO FOSTER COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS THERE ABOUT THESE IMPORTANT ISSUES. IT IS MY PLEASURE TO INTRODUCE THIS YEAR’S OWINGS FELLOWS, LOOK CATHERINE THE TOUR, HARRISON TRAVIS, AND WILL SHERMER. I’M GOING TO GET OUT OF THE WAY AND LET THEM TAKE IT AWAY. GOOD MORNING AND THANK YOU. >>[ APPLAUSE ] >>GOOD MORNING. I’M CATHERINE THE TOUR IS MR. DUDLEY JUST INTRODUCED. I’M CURRENTLY A SENIOR. IN HER — THIS IS MY SECOND YEAR SERVING AS AN OWENS FELLOW. >>MY NAME IS HARRISON TRAVIS. FROM MONTEREY, LOUISIANA., JUNIOR AND I’M A BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION MAJOR BUT I’M FOLLOWING A PREMED TRACK WILL GET INTO AT SCHOOL. >>I WILL SHERMER. I’M FROM NORTH PINES, CAROLINA. >>CAN YOU GIVE A LITTLE MORE BACKGROUND ABOUT >>I WOULD LOVE TO DIVE INTO WHAT A TRIP LOOKS LIKE. SO THIS MONDAY WE ARE HEADED TO TEXAS TO TALK ABOUT THE HONOR SYSTEM IN LUBBOCK, WHICH IS WHERE I AM ORIGINALLY FROM. ON THIS TRIP, WE SHOW UP TO THE SCHOOL THAT WE HAVE BEEN IN COMMUNICATION WITH, AND THEY WILL INVITE OTHER LOCAL, PRIVATE SCHOOLS TO THEIR INSTITUTION, AND WE WILL GIVE ROUGHLY AN HOUR-LONG PRESENTATION ON WASHINGTON AND LEE’S HONOR SYSTEM AND THAT MANY THAT HAS TO US AND HOW THAT AFFECTS OUR DAILY LIFE. AND THEN WE WILL DIVE INTO THE SCHOOL’S HONOR CODE OR HONOR SYSTEM. WITH THAT, WE RECOGNIZE THAT MANY HIGH SCHOOLS DON’T HAVE AN HONOR SYSTEM OR AN HONOR CODE OR POTENTIALLY JUST A LIST OF RULES THAT THEY FOLLOW. BUT, WE ENGAGE WITH THEM THOUGHTFULLY TO TALK ABOUT HOW THESE RULES AFFECT THEM AND HOW THEY ARE CAUSED TO ENGAGE IN THEIR SCHOOLWORK OR THEIR SPORTS. ALONG WITH OTHER ASPECTS OF THE DAILY LIVES. AND THEN WE LOOP THAT BACK TO WASHINGTON AND LEE’S HONOR SYSTEM, AND THAT GREAT BENEFIT THAT HAS TO US. SO, AFTER GIVING THIS PRESENTATION AND WALKING THROUGH THOSE ASPECTS, AND REALLY JUST SHARING ABOUT HOW MUCH WE LOVE OUR HONOR SYSTEM AND THE BENEFITS. WE THEN HAVE BREAKOUT SYSTEMS WITH, WHETHER THAT BE STUDENT COUNCIL OR NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, TO GET DOWN TO THE NITTY-GRITTY OF WHAT PROBLEMS THEIR SCHOOL IS FACING, AND WHAT BENEFITS THEIR HONOR SYSTEM OR HONOR CODE OFFERS. AND IN SOME INSTANCES, WE MEET WITH SCHOOLS WHO HAVE NEITHER AN HONOR SYSTEM NOR AN HONOR CODE, BUT HOPE TO CREATE ONE. SO, THROUGH THESE DIALOGUES, WITHIN GROUP BACK TOGETHER AND TRY TO FIGURE OUT, WHAT ARE THE MAIN PROBLEMS THE SCHOOL IS FACING, AND HOW CAN AN HONOR SYSTEM OR A STRENGTH AND HONOR CODE BENEFIT THEM. AND WHILE WE ARE DOING THIS WITH THE STUDENTS, MR. DUDLEY HAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET WITH FACULTY AND STAFF AND TO TALK TO THE FACULTY AND STAFF ABOUT PROBLEMS THAT THEY RECOGNIZE WITHIN THEIR STUDENTS, OR HOPES THAT THEY HAVE OF AN HONOR SYSTEM BEING ESTABLISHED. AND THEN WE ALL MEET BACK TOGETHER AND KIND OF GIVE ONE FINAL PRESENTATION ON KIND OF A DIAGNOSIS. WE CELEBRATE THAT THE GOOD THAT THE SCHOOLHOUSE, AND KIND OF PROVIDE IDEAS OR RECOMMENDATIONS THAT WE BELIEVE THAT THE SCHOOL WOULD BENEFIT FROM. AND IN ROUGHLY, 1-2 LATER, WE GIVE THEM A WRITTEN PROPOSAL AND THAT ALLOWS THEM TO REALLY HAVE TIME TO DIGEST EVERYTHING WE OFFER TO THEM AND MAKE CHANGES. SO, SOMETHING VERY REMARKABLE ABOUT THIS PROGRAM IS, TIME AND TIME AGAIN WE HAVE GONE TO THE SCHOOLS AND WE HAVE HAD SUCH POSITIVE EXPERIENCES AS WE LEARN FROM THE STUDENTS, AND IT SHARPENS US AS STUDENTS BUT ALSO BENEFITS THE SCHOOL. AND IN MANY INSTANCES, WE GO TO HIGH SCHOOLS OR MIDDLE SCHOOLS THAT HAVE AN HONOR CODE OR DO NOT HAVE AN HONOR CODE, AND FROM OUR VISITS, THEY EITHER MAKE CHANGES TO THAT CODE, OR IN SOME INSTANCES, CHOOSE TO IMPLEMENT AN HONOR CODE SYSTEM. WHICH IS REMARKABLE AND SHOWS THE BENEFIT AND IMPACT THAT THIS FELLOWSHIP HAS. SO, NOW THAT WE HAVE KIND OF OFFERED THIS GENERAL, YOU KNOW, OUTLINE OF WHAT THE PROGRAM HAS, WERE GOING TO DIVE INTO A FEW OTHER ASPECTS OF IT. >>ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS, LIKE CATHERINE IS SAYING, WE GET THE PRESENTATION. BASICALLY IT’S JUST A LITTLE POWERPOINT WEEK GO THROUGH TO KIND OF DESCRIBE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NECESSARILY AN HONOR CODE VERSUS AN HONOR SYSTEM, WHEREAS A CODE HAS A DISTINCT LIST OF RULES THAT IF YOU VIOLATE, THIS PUNISHMENT HAPPENS IN THIS HAPPENS WHEREAS OUR HONOR SYSTEM THAT WE LIKE TO SAY, IS THE FACT THAT WE HAVE THESE KIND OF UNDERSTOOD COMMUNITY ORIENTED GOALS, AND WE ULTIMATELY HAVE THAT TRUST. LIKE, IT IS NO ONE PUNISHMENT FOR THIS, BUT IT IS ULTIMATELY DECIDED BY THE COMMUNITY. I THINK THE MAIN THING THAT I LIKE TO DO IS, IT IS EASY TO TELL PEOPLE, LIKE THIS IS GOOD, THIS IS GOOD. BUT REALLY, I THINK THE THING THAT PEOPLE GET THE MOST OUT OF THE SHOWING THROUGH YOUR STORIES AND THE EXPERIENCES THAT YOU HAVE HAD ABOUT WHY YOU ENJOY IT SO MUCH. I’M GOING TO GO INTO SOME OF THE STORIES THAT LIKE, FOR INSTANCE, WHY IN MY EXPERIENCE, HOW I HAVE HAD LIKE THE BLESSING TO BE ABLE TO LEAVE COMPUTERS OUT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE LIBRARY. MOM GETS HORRIFIED WHEN I TELL HER THAT. BUT THE FACT THAT I LEAVE IT OUT FOR A DAY AND COME BACK AND IT WILL BE THERE. OR LIKE THE INCREDIBLE HONOR THAT, I HAVE A FINAL EXAM AND IT WAS IN THE SPRING TERM AND I WAS GOING TO MISS MY SISTERS SENIOR GRADUATION FROM HIGH SCHOOL I TALKED TO MY PROFESSOR AND HE NOT ONLY LET ME TAKE IT, HE LITERALLY LET ME TAKE MY EXAM BACK TO LOUISIANA AND I WAS ABLE TO MAIL IT BACK. WE HAVE THAT SENSE OF TRUST AND COMMUNITY ORIENTATION THAT WE ARE ABLE TO DO THAT AND UNDERSTAND THAT, YOU KNOW, I WAS GOING TO UPHOLD MY ACADEMIC INTEGRITY AND ABIDE BY THE RULES THAT I WOULD’VE DONE IF I WAS TAKING IT IN THE CLASS. AND THAT WE ALSO LIKE TO KIND OF DISTINGUISH THE DIFFERENT ASPECTS, LIKE HOW THAT COULD LOOK IN HIGH SCHOOL, IT’S KIND OF DIFFICULT TO SEEK BECAUSE THERE ARE SOME DIFFERENCES. THE MAIN THING THAT I LIKE TO DO AND EXPLAIN LIKE, IT SEEMS SO EASY TO CHEAT. WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT? ONE THING I LIKE TO STRESS IS, YOU IT SEEMS LIKE EVERY YEAR YOU JUST BUILD, YOU GET A LITTLE MORE KNOWLEDGE ON THE SAME TOPICS. SO, I ALWAYS LIKE TO SAY, IF YOU CHEATED YOUR EIGHTH GRADE YEAR AND THEN YOU SEE IT YOUR FRESHMAN YEAR, YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE TO RELEARN THAT ANYWAY. YOU ARE REALLY JUST PAMPERING YOURSELF AND THE FACT THAT YOU ARE MISSING OUT ON SOME KNOWLEDGE AND A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF THE MATERIAL THAT YOU WOULD NOT OTHERWISE HAVE, BUT IF YOU UPHELD SOME HONOR AND INTEGRITY AND REALLY LEARNED THAT THE FIRST TIME, YOU WOULD BE SO SURPRISED AT HOW MUCH MORE YOU COULD PICK UP THE NEXT COUPLE OF TIMES, WHICH WAS KIND OF ALWAYS ASTOUNDING IN MY VIEW. >>THIS IS MY FIRST YEAR IN THE PROGRAM. AND I THINK I AM REALLY EXCITED BECAUSE OF THE UNIQUE POSITION THAT WE ARE IN. AS COLLEGE SENIORS AND JUNIORS, AND BEING ABLE TO TRAVEL TO HIGH SCHOOLS, I THINK WE HAVE THE ABILITY TO CONNECT WITH THESE INDIVIDUALS AND INSPIRE THEM. IN QUITE A UNIQUE WAY. I KNOW AS A HIGH SCHOOLER, IF AN ADMINISTRATOR HAD COME IN AND TOLD ME ABOUT AN HONOR SYSTEM OR ABOUT AN HONOR CODE, I PROBABLY WOULD’VE BEEN ZONED OUT THE WHOLE PRESENTATION AND NOT REALLY APPRECIATED IT. BUT AS ALMOST THEIR PEERS, I THINK WE HAVE THE ABILITY TO CONNECT WITH THEM THROUGH THIS PRESENTATION, AND MORE MEANINGFULLY, THROUGH THE BREAKOUT SESSIONS AFTERWARD. AND DISCUSS WHAT THEY THINK IS RIGHT FOR THEIR SCHOOL AND WHAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO SEE IMPLEMENTED IN THEIR SCHOOL. AND THE ABILITY TO SHARE THESE INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCES WITH THE HONOR SYSTEM THAT HARRISON IS TALKING ABOUT, IS SOMETHING OF I AM REALLY EXCITED FOR AND I HOPE THAT WE CAN MAKE MEANINGFUL CONTRIBUTION TO THE HIGH SCHOOLS, THEIR MIDDLE SCHOOLS AND THEIR HONOR FOUNDATION. I THINK THAT THE TIME IN HIGH SCHOOL IS REALLY IMPORTANT IN BUILDING FUTURE VALUES OF INTEGRITY AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT. SO, HOPEFULLY, I THINK WE CAN HAVE A PROFOUND IMPACT. >>SO, THAT IS KIND OF AN OVERARCHING VIEW OF WHAT THE OWENS FELLOWSHIP LOOKS LIKE AND THE IMPACT THAT WE HOPE TO HAVE . BUT WE WOULD LOVE TO OPEN THE FLOOR FOR QUESTIONS, JUST TO HEAR MORE ABOUT YOUR THOUGHTS OR ANY QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE. YES? >>>>– HOW DO YOU TALK TO THEM OR WHAT DO YOU SAY TO THEM DEALING WITH THE PRESSURE IN DEALING WITH THE HONOR SYSTEM, WHICH CAN SOMETIMES PRESS THEM A LITTLE BIT. >>THAT’S A GREAT QUESTION, AND SOMETHING THAT WE ACTUALLY HAVE FACED THEIR CONVERSATION. EVEN IN THE HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL, THE STUDENTS FEEL THEY HAVE THIS IMMENSE ACADEMIC PRESSURE TO PERFORM, TO EXCEL, EITHER BECAUSE OF THE PARENTS ARE THE COLLEGES THEY WANT TO GET INTO. AND WITH THAT, WE JUST ENCOURAGE THEM, IT IS KIND OF TO HARRISON’S POINT THAT ACADEMICS AND AS YOU LEARN, AS YOU CAN ENGAGE IN MATERIAL, IT BUILDS ON ITSELF. IF YOU ARE COMMITTED TO YOUR EDUCATION AND TO THE BETTERMENT OF YOURSELF, YOU WOULD PLACE THAT VALUE BEFORE THAT OF MAYBE AN A OR AN A+ BECAUSE AT THE END OF THE DAY, WHEN YOU GET TO WASHINGTON AND LEE, IT IS MUCH MORE IMPORTANT, THE MATERIAL THAT YOU ARE LEARNING AND HOW YOU ARE ENGAGING WITH YOUR PROFESSORS AND OTHER STUDENTS, THEN THE GRADE ON ONE SINGULAR TEST. >>I WOULD ALSO POINT OUT THAT, I THINK LIKE AN HONOR SYSTEM OR AN HONOR CODE CAN BE A REAL ADVANTAGE TO ACADEMICS. I THINK THE TRUST THAT DEVELOPS BETWEEN INSTRUCTORS AND STUDENTS CAN BE A REALLY IMPORTANT IN DEVELOPING A RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE TWO. IN THE SUBJECT, IT IS MUCH EASIER TO LEARN IF YOU ARE INSPIRED BY THE PERSON WHO IS TEACHING YOU. IF YOU’RE ENGAGED IN THE TOPIC. AND THEN, THERE ARE ALSO MORE TANGIBLE BENEFITS. WASHINGTON AND LEE OBVIOUSLY, WE ARE ABLE TO TAKE OUR EXAMS, OUR FINAL EXAMS DURING A WEEKLONG PERIOD VERSUS HAVING THEM SCHEDULED AT A STRICT TIME. THAT GIVES US MORE FLEXIBILITY TO SUCCEED. OR IF WE NEED A COUPLE EXTRA HOURS TO TAKE THOSE COUPLE HOURS AND STUDY. I THINK THAT THE HONOR SYSTEM REALLY PROVIDES THE FLEXIBILITY. ALSO PROVIDES A STRONG FOUNDATION OF TRUST FOR THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN INSTRUCTORS AND STUDENTS. >>ALSO WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT I THINK THAT, TO YOUR QUESTION, LIKE FOR ME PERSONALLY, COMING TO WNL, LOOKING AT THE HONOR SYSTEM WAS A MAJOR REASON I WANTED TO ATTEND THIS UNIVERSITY AND BEING ABLE TO DO TO ATTEND. I ALWAYS TELL FRESHMAN, YOU GOT INTO THIS GREAT PLACE FOR RECENT. YOU’RE VERY SMART, YOU’RE VERY CAPABLE. JUST RELY ON YOURSELF, TRUST YOURSELF. YOU MIGHT HAVE TO GO THROUGH SOME REBUILDING OF LIKE HOW TO LEARN. I WENT TO A PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL AND DIDN’T HAVE TO STUDY AS MUCH, AND CAME HERE AND HAD AN INTENSE RIGOR AND I HAD TO RELEARN HOW TO STUDY. I THINK THAT WHEN THEY ARE STRUGGLING WITH THAT, I LIKE TO GO THROUGH SOME DIFFERENT POINTS AND TOPICS AND ASPECTS THAT THEY CAN ADJUST HOW THEY HAVE LEARNED IN THE PAST AND HOW THEY COULD SUCCEED IN THE FUTURE, NOT NECESSARILY FOCUS SO MUCH ON GRADES, AS CATHERINE WAS SAYING, BUT MORE ABOUT KIND OF AN UNDERLYING UNDERSTANDING OF THE MATERIAL AND REALLY KIND OF HAVING THAT SELF- SATISFACTION OF HOW MUCH MORE YOU HAVE LEARNED. >>A COUPLE OF QUICK ONES. WHEN WE WERE HERE, THERE WAS PRETTY MUCH OF A HASH MADE OUT OF CIVIL LIBERTIES ON THE CHARGES. YOU HAD A STAR CHAMBER PROCEEDING THAT CHARGED YOU AND THEN YOU COULD ASK FOR A TRIAL BY STUDENTS, WHICH NEVER OCCURRED. AND I UNDERSTOOD THAT AFTER WE LEFT, THAT THERE WERE A FEW TRIALS AND A FEW NOT GUILTY VERDICTS. I ALSO UNDERSTOOD FROM THE LADIES PRESENTATION THAT PERHAPS NOW, YOU HAVE GRADATIONS IN PUNISHMENT. CAN YOU COMMENT ON THOSE TWO QUESTIONS? >>SO, ACTUALLY AFTER THIS PRESENTATION, WILL BOLTON, THE PRESIDENT OF OUR EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE IS GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT THE HONOR SYSTEM AND I’M SURE HE WILL BE ABLE TO ANSWER THAT IN BETTER DETAIL. >>[ INAUDIBLE COMMENT ] >>WE ACTUALLY LAST SEMESTER GET THREE PRESENTATIONS. FROM ONE OF THE SCHOOLS, THEY DID NOT HAVE AN HONOR CODE. SACRED HEART SCHOOL. AND ALTHOUGH THEY HAD THESE, YOU KNOW, FOUNDATION PRINCIPLES, THEY ULTIMATELY ADOPTED AN HONOR CODE AND HAVE ACTUALLY REACHED OUT TO US WITHIN THE PAST FEW MONTHS AND SAID THAT IT HAS BEEN VERY BENEFICIAL IN THAT THEY REALLY APPRECIATED THE PRESENTATION. AND THAT PRESENTATION ALONE IS THAT THE REASON THEY ARE IMPLEMENTING THE HONOR CODE. >>OVER THE LONG-TERM, IT IS FAIR TO SAY THAT MANY OF THESE SCHOOLS WILL GET BACK TO US AFTER WE LEAVE, AND THEY READ THE REPORT FROM THE STUDENTS, THEY ARE VERY GRATEFUL, THE CONVERSATIONS HAVE CONTINUED ON THOSE CAMPUSES. THAT’S WHY WE WENT IN THE FIRST PLACE. I AM GOING TO TURN THEM LOOSE, BUT I WISH VERY MUCH THAT WE HAD THE ABILITY TO INVITE 20 OR 30 OF YOU TO ONE OF THESE PRESENTATIONS ON THE HIGH SCHOOL CAMPUS. BE CLEAR, I INTRODUCED THEM AND BASICALLY LEAVE THE ROOM. WILL IS SO RIGHT, THAT THEIR ABILITY TO CONNECT WITH THESE PEOPLE AT THAT AGE, AND GET THEM THINKING ABOUT ASPIRATIONAL VALUES OF ACADEMIC AND PERSONAL INTEGRITY IS ONE OF THE MOST REWARDING THINGS I HAVE EVER DONE AT WASHINGTON AND LEE TO WATCH OUR STUDENTS IN ACTION ON THE VALUES THAT MATTER SO MUCH TO ALL OF US. CATHERINE IS CATCHING HER PLANE TO LUBBOCK, TEXAS IN ABOUT TWO HOURS FROM ROANOKE. THE REST OF US WILL JOIN HER DOWN THERE ON SUNDAY NIGHT, AND WE WILL BE AT A SCHOOL IN LUBBOCK ON MONDAY. SO, I’M GOING TO TURN THE OWINGS FELLOWS LOSE. I WILL SEE YOU GUYS IN HOUSTON. >>[ APPLAUSE ] >>>WHAT A PLEASURE TO INTRODUCE THE PERSON IN CHARGE OF THE HONOR SYSTEM. THESE DAYS AT WASHINGTON AND LEE. HIS NAME IS WILL BOLTON. I’M GOING TO LEAVE ALL OF THE TIME TO HIM. SO WILL YOU PLEASE BEGIN BY TELLING US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF AND THEN AN OVERVIEW OF YOUR EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND THE HONOR SYSTEM TODAY. THANK YOU. >>COULD EVERYBODY HEAR ME? THIS MIKE IS A LITTLE LOW. OR, I AM A LITTLE TALL, ONE OF THE TWO. SO, LIKE MR. DUDLEY SAID, MY NAME IS WILL BOLTON. I’M FROM HARFORD COUNTY, MARYLAND. IF YOU’RE NOT UP ON YOUR MARYLAND GEOGRAPHY, THAT’S 45 MINUTES NORTH OF BALTIMORE. SENIOR AND POLITICS AND OF ECONOMICS MAJOR. AND THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HAVING ME. THANKS FOR COMING OUT. SEEMS LIKE YOU HAVE ALL BEEN IN THIS ROOM LISTENING TO PEOPLE TALK FOR A WHILE NOW. SO, I WILL TRY TO KEEP IT INTERESTING. BEFORE I START, I HAVE SOME STUFF I WOULD LIKE TO GO OVER. I THINK THE FIRST ONE IS THANK YOU. YOU ALL ARE OBVIOUSLY HAVE BEEN GONE FOR MORE THAN 50 YEARS. BUT THE HONOR SYSTEM THAT YOU ALL LEFT >>NOT ATTACKING YOU. HERE WE GO. >>THE HONOR SYSTEM THAT YOU ALL CLEARLY LEFT TO THE CLASSES AFTER YOU IS ALIVE AND WELL AND IT HAS BEEN MY PRIVILEGE TO MAKE SURE THAT I DID THE SAME. AS WELL AS YOU ALL DID. BUT FIRST I WANT TO GET TO THE GENTLEMAN’S QUESTION AND BACK BECAUSE HE REALLY DIDN’T GET AN ANSWER. COULD YOU REPEAT THAT FOR ME, SIR? >>[ INAUDIBLE COMMENT ] >>THERE WERE SOME TRIALS AND SOME NOT GUILTY’S. I WONDER WHAT HAPPENED THERE. THE PRESENTATION SEEMED TO INDICATE THERE WERE GRADATIONS IN PUNISHMENT NOW. THERE WEREN’T ANY IN THOSE DAYS.>>SO, I’M GOING TO ANSWER YOUR LAST QUESTION FIRST BECAUSE I THINK IT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT. THERE ARE NOT GRADATIONS AND PUNISHMENTS FOR THE HONOR SYSTEM. IF YOU’RE FOUND GUILTY OF AN HONOR VIOLATION YOU ARE ASKED TO LEAVE THE UNIVERSITY, AND YOU EITHER LEAVE THE UNIVERSITY OR REQUEST WHAT WE NOW CALL A STUDENT BODY HEARING. THE WAY THIS PROCESS WORKS IS, IF YOU ARE ACCUSED OF AN HONOR VIOLATION, THERE WILL BE AN INVESTIGATION. IF THE INVESTIGATION DETERMINES THAT IT IS NECESSARY, WE WILL HOLD AN EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE HEARING. THERE IS SOME LEVEL OF PROTECTIONS FOR ACCUSED STUDENTS NOW, WHICH CAN ALL BE FOUND IN THE WHITE BOOK. I’M SURE SOMEONE CAN GET YOU ALL A WHITE BOOK, OR I CAN GET YOU A WHITE BOOK IF YOU’RE CURIOUS. THAT EFFECTIVELY, IT IS JUST SOME GUARANTEES THAT THEY WILL BE ABLE TO SEE THE EVIDENCE AGAINST QUESTION WITNESSES AGAINST BASIC STUFF LIKE THAT. THAT YOU WOULD HOPE WOULD EXIST IN ANY JUSTICE SYSTEM. SO, AND THAT EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE HEARING, IF YOU’RE FOUND GUILTY OF AN HONOR VIOLATION, WE IMPOSE A SINGLE SANCTION. UNLESS YOU APPEAL THAT DECISION. IF YOU APPEAL THAT DECISION, YOU GO TO A STUDENT BODY HEARING , IN WHICH THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE DEMONSTRATES TO THE ENTIRE STUDENT BODY IN PUBLIC, USUALLY HOLD AND LEE CHAPEL BUT SOMETIMES IN THE COURTROOM. WHY THEIR DECISION WAS CORRECT IN THE ACCUSE HAS IN FACT VIOLATED THE TRUST OF THE COMMUNITY. AND IF THEY ARE FOUND GUILTY AND THAT, THEY ARE REQUIRED TO LEAVE THE UNIVERSITY. SO, THE SINGLE SANCTION IS STILL VERY MUCH IN PLACE. SO, THINK IT IS MAYBE THE MOST IMPORTANT ASPECT OF THE HONOR SYSTEM. SO, HOPEFULLY, IT IS NOT GOING ANYWHERE. YES, SIR? >>IS IT THE SAME AS IT ALWAYS HAS BEEN? >>I’M NOT SURE HOW IT ALWAYS HAS BEEN. BUT NOW IT IS THROUGH, THERE IS AN ELECTION. AND SO, THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE IS CURRENTLY MADE UP OF 13 MEMBERS WHEN IT’S AT FULL STRENGTH, IT IS ONE FRESHMAN REPRESENTATIVE AND ONE FIRST- YEAR LAW STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE. IT IS TO TO REPRESENTATIVES FOR THE OTHER UNDERGRAD CLASSES, AND THEN ONE SECOND-YEAR LAW STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE, ONE THIRD-YEAR LAW STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE, AND THEN WE HAVE A SECRETARY VICE PRESIDENT AND PRESIDENT, WHO IS MYSELF. IS, SIR? SORRY. DID THAT ANSWER YOUR QUESTION? OKAY. >>A LITTLE PAST HISTORY. AROUND 1952, — DISCIPLINE — ON THE FOOTBALL TEAM — GATOR BOWL WITH WYOMING. IT WAS VERY SAD. THEY GOT INTO A — EXAM COPIES THAT WAS SPREAD OUT TO THE FOOTBALL TEAM. DUE TO THAT FACT, ONE OF HER TEAM MEMBERS, A VERY POOR STUDENT, HE WAS FORCED TO LEAVE. THAT WAS VERY SAD. ANOTHER THING THAT HAPPENED BACK THEN, WE HAD A STRAIGHT A STUDENT, QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS CHEMISTRY. HIS OLDER BROTHER WAS ON THE FACULTY HERE. I GUESS HE WAS SCARED THAT HE WASN’T GOING TO GET HIS A ON THE TEST. HE CHEATED ON ONE OF HIS EXAMS AND QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS CHEMISTRY, AND HE WAS FORCED, HE JUST LEFT BECAUSE VERY EMBARRASSING TO HIS BROTHER. SO, THERE WAS THINGS BACK THEN, AND THERE WAS PUNISHMENT. AND A LOT OF IT WAS SELF- INDUCED. EXCEPT FOR THAT FOOTBALL PLAYER, THAT WAS VERY SAD. >>AND I THINK THAT YOU MAKE AN ABSOLUTELY FAIR POINT. THE WORST PART OF MY JOB IS FINDING SOMEONE GUILTY OF AN HONOR VIOLATION. BECAUSE, ASKING SOMEONE TO LEAVE THIS UNIVERSITY, KNOWING THE BENEFITS OF THIS UNIVERSITY, I CAN’T IMAGINE HAVING TO DO IT MYSELF. THAT BEING SAID, I THINK IT IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE UNIVERSITY THAT WE DO ASK THOSE WHO HAVE VIOLATED OUR TRUST TO LEAVE. THE WAY I UNDERSTAND THE SINGLE SANCTION, IS THAT SINGLE SANCTION IS NOT A PUNISHMENT. STUDENTS CAN LEAVE AND GO ABOUT THEIR LIVES AND HAVE SUCCESSFUL LIES AT OTHER UNIVERSITIES. IT IS MORE ABOUT PROTECTING THE COMMUNITY. AND WE HAVE DEMONSTRATED THAT YOU ARE UNABLE OR UNWILLING TO FULLY PARTICIPATE IN OUR COMMUNITY, BY VIOLATING OUR TRUST, YOU NO LONGER HAVE A PLACE HERE. AND THAT IS WHY I THINK THE SINGLE SANCTION IS SO IMPORTANT. THAT’S WHY I THINK THAT IT IS SAD BUT NECESSARY WHEN THOSE MOMENTS HAPPEN WHEN PEOPLE MAKE BAD DECISIONS. YES SIR? >>I HAPPEN TO BE ONE OF THE PEOPLE HERE AT THE TIME. AND I ELECTED TO STAND TRIAL. AND IT IS ONE OF THE MOST ONEROUS THINGS I HAVE EVER EXPERIENCED IN MY WHOLE LIFE. AND, THEY – TRIAL BY MY PEERS ACCEPTED MY EXPLANATION AND OF COURSE THEY HAD A LOOK AT THE QUESTIONS AND SEE THAT I BOMBED EVERY ONE OF THOSE. TO KNOW THAT I HAD NOT BEEN ONE OF THE GUYS THAT SHE DID. WHEN YOU GO TO THE HIGH SCHOOLS, YOU DON’T HAVE THE RIGHT TO EXPEL OR EXPULSION IS NOT PART OF THE PROGRAM. HOW DO YOU SELL OUR HONOR SYSTEM TO A HIGH SCHOOL, WHEN THE REMEDY IS NOT EXPULSION. I’M SURE YOU GOT TO HAVE A LOT OF OTHER CONDITIONS AND SOLUTIONS AND EVERYTHING ELSE INVOLVED. >>I SURE THEY DO. I’M NOT AN OWENS FELLOW. I WAS A LITTLE BIT DIZZY WHEN THE APPLICATIONS CAME AROUND, AND SO, I DECIDED NOT TO. BUT I’M SURE MR. DUDLEY OR ONE OF THOSE STUDENTS COULD ANSWER THAT . I WILL SAY THAT I THINK YOU ARE PROBABLY RIGHT, THAT HIGH SCHOOLS MAY BE DON’T WANT TO HAVE A SINGLE SANCTION. THAT WOULD BE A LOT FOR A HIGH SCHOOLER. BUT I OBVIOUSLY THINK IT’S APPROPRIATE IN THIS SCENARIO. WE HAVE ONE MORE QUESTION AND THEN I’M GOING TO RUN THROUGH MY – >>LET ME ANSWER THAT ONE FOR YOU. WHEN WE VISIT HIGH SCHOOLS, WE ARE VERY CAREFUL TO GO LIGHTLY ON OUR SINGLE SANCTION. WE HAVE SEVENTH AND EIGHTH GRADERS FREQUENTLY IN THAT ROOM, AS WE WILL ON MONDAY IN TEXAS. AND YOU CAN IMAGINE THE LOOK OF SORT OF SHOCK AND AWE AT THAT CONCEPT AT THAT EARLY AGE. SO, WE STUDY THE SYSTEM THAT THEY HAVE IN PLACE, OR WHAT THEY ARE THINKING ABOUT, AND WE TRY TO BE SUPPORTIVE OF WHAT THEIR CULTURE NEEDS TO BE, NOT TO COME DOWN AND SAY, YOU NEED TO HAVE THE WASHINGTON AND LEE HONOR SYSTEM, AND WE BELIEVE SINGLE SANCTION AND YOU SHOULD HAVE IT, TOO. SO, IT IS DESIGNED TO GET THEM TALKING ABOUT WHAT IS BEST FOR THEIR SCHOOLS. >>– THIS IS MY THIRD YEAR ON THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. WE PUT OUT AN HONOR REPORT WHICH HAS ALL OF THE SORT OF LIKE VARIOUS PROCEDURES THAT HAD TO TAKE PLACE LAST YEAR, AND THIS IS SORT OF MY ROUGH MEMORY OF WHAT IT WAS. I THINK WE HAD ABOUT 14 ACCUSATIONS. WE HAD PROBABLY 5-6 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE HEARINGS. AND THEN WE HAD ONE STUDENT BODY HEARING. IT HAS BEEN TYPICAL FOR THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES I HAVE BEEN ON, JUST FROM SPEAKING WITH DEAN EVANS, BECAUSE SHE HAS BEEN HERE FOR SO LONG AND SEEN, SHE IS THE DEAN OF STUDENT AFFAIRS IF YOU HAVEN’T HAD A CHANCE OF MEETING HER. SOUNDS LIKE IT’S INCREDIBLY HIGH. I THINK THAT, HOPEFULLY, THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE IS DOING A GOOD JOB OF HAVING PEOPLE TRUST US TO ADJUDICATE PROBLEMS, AND SO, WE ARE GETTING A LOT OF REPORTS. WHEN MAYBE THOSE REPORTS JUST WEREN’T BEING MADE. BUT, THAT IS SORT OF WHERE THAT IS. >>A LITTLE HISTORY. ONE OF MY BROTHERS WAS DISMISSED THE SECOND SEMESTER OF HIS SENIOR YEAR. THAT WAS A TOUGH ONE. AND HE WENT TO GETTYSBURG COLLEGE AND STARTED THE HONOR SYSTEM THERE. MUCH TO HIS CREDIT. THE QUESTION I HAVE IS, IS IT STILL ENTERED IN THE TRANSCRIPT? WHEN WE WERE HERE, IT WAS ON YOUR TRANSCRIPT IF YOU ARE ASKED TO LEAVE. >>SO, LIKE MANY THINGS ABOUT THE HONOR SYSTEM, IT HAS A MORE COMPLICATED ANSWER THAN THE QUESTION. IT DEPENDS. IF YOU ARE FOUND GUILTY AND THAT EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE HEARING, WHICH IS ENTIRELY CONFIDENTIAL, AND YOU WITHDRAW AFTER BEING FOUND GUILTY, THE TRANSCRIPT READS WITHDRAWN. AND THAT IS IN ORDER TO PROTECT THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF THE PROCESS, AND BECAUSE WE DO HOLD SUCH A HIGHER STANDARD THAN MOST UNIVERSITIES, WE THINK THAT’S AN IMPORTANT PROTECTION. IF, HOWEVER, YOU APPEAL TO THE STUDENT BODY HEARING, WHICH IS THE PUBLIC HEARING IN WHICH YOU ARE TRIED BY A JURY OF YOUR PEERS, AND FOUND GUILTY, YOUR TRANSCRIPT WILL BE DISMISSED. AND THAT IS SORT OF THE BALANCE THERE. SO, THANK YOU FOR THE QUESTIONS. I AM HAPPY WE GOT A LOT OF THOSE OUT-OF-THE-WAY BECAUSE YOU ASKED A LOT OF THINGS I WAS GOING TO SAY. SORT OF MY UNDERSTANDING OF THE HONOR SYSTEM, AND I HOPE THAT IT IS SIMILAR TO YOURS, BECAUSE OTHERWISE IT MIGHT NOT BE DOING MY JOB. BUT MY UNDERSTANDING OF THE HONOR SYSTEM IS AN EXPECTATION OF DECENT BEHAVIOR. THE HONOR SYSTEM IS STILL ON CODIFIED. I THINK THAT IS SORT OF THE SECOND TWIN OF THE SINGLE SANCTION THAT THE TWO PILLARS THAT ARE HONOR SYSTEM STANDS ON. SO TO ME, WASHINGTON LEE STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO ACT DECENTLY TOWARDS ONE ANOTHER, AND TO NOT TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ONE ANOTHER, EVEN WHEN PROVIDED THE OPPORTUNITY. I THINK ONE OF THE COOLEST EXPERIENCE OF A WNL STUDENT IS GETTING AN EXAM AND TAKING IT TO YOUR DORM ROOM AND HAVING YOUR TEXTBOOK AND NOTES THAT YOU NEED TO TAKE THE EXAM ON YOUR DESK, AND NOT USING THEM. EVEN THOUGH YOU ARE ALONE IN A ROOM, YOU NO ONE WOULD EVER KNOW THE DIFFERENCE. THAT IS SOMETHING THAT HAS HAPPENED TO ME. I THINK EVERY WNL STUDENT HAS HAD THAT EXPERIENCE. I THINK THE HONOR SYSTEM IN EXTENDS JUST OUTSIDE OF ACADEMICS. THERE IS NO JURISDICTION FOR HONOR. AND W&L STUDENT SHOULD BE HONORABLE AS OPPOSED TO ACTING HONORABLY. THAT MEANS THAT WHETHER OR NOT, WHETHER YOU ARE IN THE LIBRARY, WHETHER YOU ARE AT A PARTY, WHETHER YOU ARE IN YOUR INTERNSHIP, THE W&L DIPLOMA AND THE W&L STUDENT SHOULD BE ABLE TO BE EXPECTED TO ACT IN SUCH A WAY AS TO NOT TAKE ADVANTAGE OR VIOLATE THE TRUST OF THE PEOPLE THEY ARE INTERACTING WITH. AND HOPEFULLY, WE ARE STILL SEEN THAT WAY. AND THAT IS THE GOAL. IN TERMS OF PRACTICAL STUFF THAT I WANT TO DO, I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT IN MY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE LEADS THE HONOR SYSTEM BETTER THAN WE FOUND IT. AND THE FIRST PIECE OF THAT FOR ME IS FACULTY OUTREACH. I THINK THAT OFTEN THERE IS SOME CONCERN AMONGST FACULTY THAT THEY ARE LETTING 13 UNDERGRADS OR LAW STUDENTS RUN SUCH AN IMPORTANT ASPECT OF THEIR CLASSROOMS. AND I THINK THAT THAT IS A REASONABLE CONCERN. SO, I’M HOPING THAT MY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE DOES A BETTER JOB MEETING WITH PROFESSORS, BEING PROACTIVE WHEN PROFESSORS HAVE CONCERNS, AND ALSO JUST BEING AVAILABLE TO PEOPLE TO SPEAK ABOUT HOW WE UNDERSTAND THE HONOR SYSTEM. I AM ALSO CURRENTLY WORKING, THIS IS WHY I AM TAKING NOTES FOR ALL THESE COOL PIECES OF HISTORY. I AM CURRENTLY WORKING WITH THE NEW DIRECTOR OF INSTITUTIONAL HISTORY, OR WE WILL BE WORKING TOGETHER. WE HAD ONE MEETING ABOUT CREATING AN ARCHIVE, STUDENT MAINTAINED ARCHIVE OF THE HISTORY OF THE HONOR SYSTEM. BECAUSE THE HONOR SYSTEM IS PASSED DOWN FROM FOLKS LIKE YOU ALL TO ME, AND HOPEFULLY THE NEXT GENERATIONS. I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT THAT THE STUDENT BODY, SPECIFICALLY THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE STUDENT BODY, MAINTAINS HER OWN HISTORY OF HOW THIS TRADITION HAS GOTTEN TO WHERE IT IS, TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE KEEPING ALIVE AND HEALTHY, AND WE ARE NOT FORGETTING, YOU KNOW, THE IMPORTANT STORIES THAT CAME BEFORE US. SO, THAT SORT OF THE LONG-TERM GOAL. HOPEFULLY NEXT, FUTURE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES WILL AGREE WITH ME THAT IT IS IMPORTANT FOR US TO DO THAT, AS OPPOSED TO HAVE AN ADMINISTRATOR DO IT, OR SORT OF A HISTORIAN DO IT. SOMEBODY MENTION PROFESSOR GUNN. AM HOPING TO MEET WITH HIM. SOUNDS LIKE HE HAS BEEN WORKING ON A PRETTY COMPREHENSIVE HISTORY OF THE HONOR SYSTEM. SO, I WOULD LOVE FOR THAT TO BE OUR STARTING PLACE. AND THEN WE ALSO HAVE SOME HONOR — AND STUFF LIKE THAT THAT’S BEEN WRITTEN ABOUT THE HONOR SYSTEM. OF COURSE, ALL THE SORT OF INITIATIVE BUILT INTO LEAVING A BETTER HONOR SYSTEM THAN WE FOUND IT. I SAY THAT CURRENTLY, THE HONOR SYSTEM IS STRONG, IT’S HEALTHY, IT’S ALIVE. ON CAMPUS. PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT IT. OUR FRESHMAN ORIENTATION WAS HELD IN LEE CHAPEL. THAT’S WHERE THEY ARE GIVEN WHAT WE CALL THE HONOR SPEECH WITH A LONG PAUSE SPEECH. SORT OF COLLOQUIAL. WE TELL FRESHMAN IF YOU’RE NOT CAPABLE OF LIVING UP TO THE EXPECTATIONS OF THE HONOR SYSTEM, YOU SHOULD LEAVE NOW. NO ONE DID, WHICH WAS NICE. SO, THAT WENT REALLY WELL. I ACTUALLY WASN’T THERE FOR THE LAW STUDENT ORIENTATION, UNFORTUNATELY, I HAD TO BE IN GERMANY. SO, BUT MY VICE PRESIDENT WHO WAS A LAW STUDENT HANDLE THAT FOR ME, AND ALL OF THE REPORTS WERE GOOD. SO I THINK BOTH THE NEW CLASSES HAVE BEEN ORIENTED TOWARDS HER HONOR SYSTEM. I THINK THERE IS A LOT OF BUY- IN FROM THE NEW FOLKS. THERE IS CONTINUING BUY-IN FROM THE SOPHOMORES, JUNIORS, SENIORS, TWO ELLS AND THREE ELLS. I THINK THAT IS THE STATE OF THE HONOR SYSTEM. THAT IS SORT OF WHAT I HAVE. IF THERE ANY MORE QUESTIONS, I AM HAPPY TO TAKE THEM, UNLESS WE ARE RUNNING OUT OF TIME. YES? >>SOFT INTAKE WITH THE FRESHMAN CLASS, THEY ARE NOT REQUIRED TO SIGN ANYTHING, ARE THEY? THEY’RE KIND OF –. >>SO, THE PROCESS FOR THE FRESHMAN LOOKS LIKE THIS. MYSELF AND THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND THE FRESHMAN CLASS GATHER IN THE CHAPEL. PRESIDENT DUDLEY COMES IN AND INTRODUCES HIMSELF. AND A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE SORT OF, WHO THEY ARE ABOUT TO HEAR, SO INTRODUCES ME, INTRODUCES THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. AND THEN SAYS, I AM NOW GOING TO LEAVE. BECAUSE, IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY ON THE STUDENTS BEHIND HERE RESPONSIBILITY TO TAKE CARE OF THE HONOR SYSTEM. AND HE WALKS OUT TO SIGNIFY THAT IT IS ON THE STUDENTS AND NOT ON THE ADMINISTRATION. AND THEN I GIVE AN ORIENTATION SPEECH, IN WHICH I PROVIDE SOME HISTORY OF THE HONOR SYSTEM AND ALSO THE EXPECTATIONS. ONCE THEY HAVE HEARD THAT SPEECH AND BEEN GIVEN A WHITE BOOK, WHICH CONTAINS THE PROCEDURE AND DETAILS ABOUT HOW THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE IS ADMINISTERED, THEY ARE ASKED TO SIGN WHAT WE CALL THE HONOR BOOK, WHICH SIGNIFIES THAT THEY HAVE BOTH HEARD THE HONOR SPEECH AND ALSO BEEN GIVEN A WHITE BOOK. AND, THAT IS NOT A SIGNATURE AGREEING TO THE HONOR SYSTEM, AND THEY ARE HELD UNDER THE HONOR SYSTEM IF THEY DO NOT SIGN. BUT IT IS AN ACKNOWLEDGMENT THAT THEY WERE PROPERLY, SORT OF EDUCATED ABOUT THE HONOR SYSTEM. IT IS ALSO COOL TO, I HAVE HAD ALUM AND EVEN MYSELF, BECAUSE I’M NOW A SENIOR, WHICH IS TERRIFYING. BUT, GO BACK AND YOU CAN LOOK THROUGH WHERE ALL OF, YOU AND YOUR FRESHMAN BUDDIES CAME IN TOGETHER AND SIGNED IT. FOLKS IS WHOSE NAMES ARE NEXT TO EACH OTHER. SO, IT’S A COOL TRADITION. BUT THAT’S HOW THAT WORKS. >>[ APPLAUSE ] THANKS EVERYBODY. >>I HATE TO BE THE BAD GUY AND CUT THIS KIND OF CONVERSATION SHORT. BUT, IT IS TIME FOR OUR MORNING BREAK. YOU HAVE GOT A FULL 15 MINUTES. WE HAVE GOT SNACKS AND COFFEE AND SOME THINGS IN THE OUTSIDE LOBBY. THERE IS AN ELEVATOR IF YOU WANT TO BE DAZZLED, TAKE IT UP TO THE NEXT LEVEL AND GO ON THE UNIVERSITY STORE. THERE IS NOTHING YOU COULD POSSIBLY WANT RELATED TO

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