Christopher Newport University holds a high standard of ethical responsibility as portrayed by its Honor Code.
The Luter Honor Council is a group of students throughout the College of Social Sciences who share an interest in promoting a high ethical standard within the community. This organization is committed to teaching others about honor and integrity in and outside the classroom. Not only do we reach out to CNU students, we hold an annual Integrity Conference to deliver the same message to high school students in the Richmond and Hampton Roads areas.
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This website provides many resources to students and faculty alike, in relation to the Honor Code and the activities of the Luter Honor Council. To help students better understand the meaning of the Honor Code, this website contains documents of honor code violations and proper ways to cite academic works.
The Luter Honor Council is expanding!
This academic year we became the Honor Council for the College of Social Sciences. Our goal is to help each college develop its own honor council. Representatives of each of these three councils will then form the University Honor Council. Stay tuned to this website for more information as the plan unfolds this year.
The Luter Honor Council was founded in the spring of 2005. A group of students and professors came together in order to promote honor in the Business School.
The Honor Council promotes honor by:
- Hosting a High School Integrity Conference (2007, 2009, 2011)
- Placing Honor Code plaques in academic classrooms
- Co-sponsoring ethics speakers
- Distributing honor pencils before tests
- Administering surveys to get a broader perspective of students' beliefs about honor
- Presenting student research at Paideia
- Attending and presenting at other Integrity conferences
The Luter Honor Council is devoted to preventing all Honor Code violations within the College of Social Sciences.
Some Honor Code violations that affect the College are:
- Cheating on a test
- Plagiarism on a paper to include misquoting a document
- Acquiring old tests without the professor's permission
- Buying papers online
- Storing answers in calculators without permission
- Doing group work on assignments that are to be done alone
An Honor Code violation will cause the violator to be referred to the Center for Honor Enrichment and Community Standards (CHECS). CHECS handles all appropriate punishment for the violations.
With your help we hope to eliminate these violations from the College and eventually the campus. You can email us with concerns about the Honor Code at firstname.lastname@example.org.
One of the Honor Council's main goals is to promote honor and raise student awareness.