Honor Code Violation Report

If a student admits to having violated the Academic Code of Honor, and if that student and the instructor can agree on an appropriate punishment, the instructor should:

  1. Download an Honor Code Violation Report (HCVR)—either HCVR as PDF (74 kb) or HCVR as .doc (17 kb).
  2. Enter the appropriate information into the report by typing directly into the report or by writing on a hard copy of the form.
  3. Print and sign three copies of the completed report.
  4. Give the student all three copies of the report for signing.
  5. There is a mandatory two-business day waiting period before the student can sign the HCVR. The student can use this time to ask for information about Honor Code policies and procedures from the Advisory Resource Person in the relevant college, or for advice from any other trusted source.
  6. The deadline to sign is the close of business on the seventh calendar day after the HCVR form was given to the student.
  7. If the HCVR is not signed by the seventh calendar day, the case will be referred to the appropriate College Honesty Committee.
  8. If the HCVR is signed by the student, promptly send one signed copy to Associate Provost - Honor Code, 300 Main Building. Give one signed copy to the student. The instructor keeps the third signed copy.
  9. Wait seven calendar days before imposing the penalty described in the report. If within seven days the Associate Provost notifies the instructor and the student that the Provost’s Office has decided to nullify the report because of fundamental unfairness, then the instructor is not permitted to execute the punishment described in the report.
  10. The Associate Provost may extend the deadline for nullifying a report by an additional seven days by issuing a written notice of the extension to the instructor and student before the initial seven-day deadline expires. In all cases where the Associate Provost nullifies a report, the Associate Provost shall require the case to be referred to the relevant Honesty Committee chair for further action.
  11. After seven calendar days, the agreement becomes irrevocable. No student may drop a course in which he or she has signed an HCVR.

An instructor may not penalize a student for suspected dishonest behavior unless the student either has agreed to that penalty in a signed Honor Code Violation Report or has been assigned such a penalty as a result of an Honesty Committee hearing.