Carlton Union Building

Reporting a Violation

Because the Honor System Council at Stetson is composed entirely of students, we have suspended the Council's work until Fall 2020 when all members are physically present on campus. You may still report cases, though they will not be heard until fall.

Given the extraordinary situation we are in, you may wish to forgo the Council through the end of the Spring 2020 semester and report directly to a faculty member (if you are a student) or handle independently (if you are faculty). For faculty, if delaying the Council's determination until Fall 2020 would lead to serious harm to the student (e.g., a graduating senior), we encourage you to use your best judgment in determining whether an offense occurred and how academic sanctions should be applied, consulting with the Honor Council faculty advisor, Dr. Cindy Bennington, if necessary.

Faculty should use the Honor System in dealing with apparent breaches of academic integrity in their classes. While some members of the faculty may prefer to handle matters (especially minor matters) internally, the resulting lack of central reporting would allow a student to cheat in several classes without any repercussions for multiple offenses.

Students are strongly encouraged, though not required, to report any violations of which they are aware.

What Constitutes a Violation

Violations include, but aren't limited to:

  • Giving unauthorized help to another student for a test or assignment
  • Plagiarism
  • Using falsified evidence or material
  • Submitting the same paper in different classes twice
  • Destroying or making inaccessible academic resource material.

Reporting a Violation

To report a violation to the Honor System Council, use the Academic Honesty Reporting form.