Tuesday, August 23, 2011

YAL Briefs Freshmen on Honor Code Rights and Responsibilities

YAL@VU handed out copies of this brochure to the 1,600 first-year students at Vanderbilt, as they entered the Student Life Center, this year, to participate in the annual mandatory Honor Code Signing Ceremony. The goal of this brochure was to inform students about their right to due process and responsibilities under the honor system. We highlighted some interesting policies in the brochure including: "Under no circumstances will the use of polygraph examinations be permitted" and "Under the Honor Code, the proof that a person is guilty of a charge must satisfy a 'preponderance-of-the-evidence' standard." In addition to including statistics about Honor Council cases from last year, we also encouraged students to attend out interest meeting in September.

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