Teaching, Scholarship & Research

Honor System and Faculty

Initiated in 1842, the Honor System originated as an effort to ease tensions between the faculty and the student body. Today, however, the central purpose of the Honor System is to preserve and protect a Community of Trust in which students can enjoy the freedom to develop their intellectual and personal potential.

Unlike many other institutions where student systems and disciplinary processes include administrative oversight, the Honor Committee is administered solely by students. They are responsible for all decisions and changes within the system.

Consulting and Internal Overload

The University recognizes that its faculty’s involvement in external organizations and industry may contribute to the public welfare, offer the faculty member an opportunity for professional growth, and enhance the faculty member’s expertise in his/her chosen discipline. To this end, the University permits faculty members to engage in Consulting.