We have an Honor system at our school. Anyone with a 3.7 GPA or above is given the title “Honor Student”. I think it is an adept idea. It encourages students to work assiduously and get rewarded for it. I myself am an Honor Student. But as of late, there have been some conflicts between the Honor and Non Honor students. Both groups resent each other. The Honors students saw themselves as superior; they could do almost anything as long as they maintained their GPA. The staff favored them and payed more attention to their needs, rather than the struggling students’. Getting into sports teams or clubs was a lot easier for them as well, considering they were always preferred by all the groups. Lack of equality within the school irritated the Non
The existence of honor codes has had basis in helping students learn since their inception, but there are still those who object to their very definition. Nearly every institution centered around the education of children has some sort of code of conduct or set of rules in place for the betterment of the students. However, the term ‘honor’ in the title ‘honor code’ is what people can occasionally take issue with, as the term often implies a much more respectful idea. This issue leads one to question the purpose of honor codes. Although honor codes, like that of the school in Tobias Wolff’s Old School, exist for the purpose of bettering the students by ensuring that they all have an equal chance and that they all do their own work, Mr. Ramsey objects to his school’s honor code because he believes in a much more personal and valuable meaning of the word ‘honor’.
Being a honor council member there are three important traits to have. The first being confidentially, confidentially is very important for a member of the council. Any one who gets called into the honor conceal already feels bad that they're there and does not talk about it with their friends probably but if a member goes out and tells another about the hearing word might spread and the student might feel bad worse. If a honor council member does not have honor then their is problem. The whole point of the honor council is to make sure the school is a better place. If a member does not care if he gets in trouble he will not care if someone else get in trouble. An important quality for a honor council member is to have sensitivity. A honor council member that does not care about people feeling is bad if it someone first time ever doing something wrong if a member can't tell the difference from a first time offender and some one who gets in trouble often they could show no remorse and make people feel worse for what they did.
Throughout my years at Xavier and beyond I intend to follow the Xavier Honor Code so I can become a cooperative and responsible person. By being a student at Xavier I notice I will have to take responsibility of my actions and faults. In order for Xavier to trust me and to allow me to continue attending their school, I will have to follow their rules and be respectful. Not only should I do these things, but also I have to respect myself in order to respect others. In following the Honor Code at Xavier I will learn more about others, the school, and myself. The Honor Code will impact my academic and campus life because it will lead my way to the
The honor code is a system that many schools use to establish trust with teachers and students by having students report each other for cheating, plagiarizing, stealing, and getting consequences for violating those codes. I argue that it could be improved. I believe that giving students that much power to control each other isn’t a great idea. It may work in some schools but it could easily be corrupted. If you think about it, many students are broke, a student could easily pay the other student to allow them to cheat or copy. It’s an easy bribe and I'm sure it’s been done. I know people would attempt to counter my argument with “that’s why the honor code is there for,” but not everyone goes by their word, there’s always someone to
The conflict of whether or not honor codes should be established has been brought up again due to an increase in cheating and collaborating on tests and school work. Recently, a surplus of students have been caught cheating in unexpected places, like Harvard and the University of Virginia. Those colleges are considering using honor codes to counteract the surge of cheating that has arisen. Although there is currently a cheating problem that needs to be dealt with, incorporating honor codes into high schools and colleges is not the most effective way to solve the cheating problem, and will not solve the cheating problem indefinitely. It is very difficult to change a person’s personality and their morals, no matter what paper they sign, but there are ways to make people’s convictions stronger. One of which is student interaction. Like many people, students have a “follow the herd” nature and want to fit in with the crowd. If many students discourage cheating, the “crowd” may choose to not cheat in fear of being shunned. Student interaction is much more effective than honor codes, and is a much less drastic change.
“At the University of Virginia, there’s a saying that students soon commit to memory: ‘On my honor as a student, I have neither given nor received aid on this assignment/exam.’ Students write this on every test in every class during their college career, pledging as their predecessors have since 1842 never to lie, cheat or steal.” (Source D) By making students write this statement, it creates a false sense of trust that can be abused. They are more likely to cheat because they think that no one will notice just because they wrote a saying on a paper. By putting the honor code in students faces, it creates a fake trust that can be easily
The one part of the honor code that was a staple of controversy was the end that says no cadet will tolerate any action that violates the honor code. This implied that if you knew anything about a violation that you were just as liable as the offender himself. This part of the code was troubling for many considering you were dealing with comrades who were training next to you in close quarters and with serious future implications. This can be a very precarious situation for many and by holding students to it can promote more honor code violations. The problem here is the fact that anyone can make mistakes and in the situations involving the honor code West Point has taken the honor out of supporting your comrades as well as the honor of admitting to your mistakes. They have done this by issuing expulsion to all violators. It can be said that someone who can admit to their mistakes knowing the consequences that will ensue is of a stronger moral background than one who may not violate the code in the first place or someone who does not get caught. (Note: the current honor code allows for reacceptance to the academy after violations and
All students are held to the same standards and are responsible for their actions I can expect to be treated with the same respect and honesty I give others. Because the standards are the same for all students any dishonest or immoral activity committed by another student witnessed must to be reported to the faculty of the IU Kelley School of Business as it is my duty to ensure the integrity of the school when accepting the Kelley Honor Code. Reporting these actions would be an obligation and failing to report these actions would be a violation of the code of
In numerous colleges, students have minimal awareness about their honor codes and the punishments that correlate with violating that academic agreement. Susan Greenburg, author of “Why Colleges Should Ditch Honor Codes”, discusses the issues behind having an honor code and why colleges should no longer have this practice. She addresses the conflict in Stanford University, where students in a computer science class spring up attention on whether the code is still an appropriate use today. These students enrolled in the course were under questioning about their academic dishonesty and received harsh discipline in a class and future occupational field that involves collaboration with others daily. For some, the honor code is unfair considering
The Air Force Academy investigated yet another cheating scandal. This case showed that some cadets copied portions of a chemistry lab assignment and it is believed that 40 freshman cadets were involved. With this being the 4 cheating scandal from the Air Force Academy, their academic integrity has lost its importance. Not only do they not know how to stop the cadets from cheating but when they catch the cadets, consequences are lessened which should not be happening. The Christian Science Monitor reveals “Cadets who break the code can be expelled, but the Colorado Springs Gazette reports freshmen violators are generally treated more leniently under current rules. They can be placed on honor probation instead.” (Associated Press, 2014). Placing cadets on probation is reducing the punishment and also not getting the message across. When reducing punishments on cheating, it sends the students a message that cheating is not a big deal.
The honor society awards students who show the qualities scholarship, leadership, and character and offer their service to the community. From this opportunity, I learned that grades are not the only thing that make a person, it is how a person presents himself or herself as a member of the community and what they do in their community. I have also learned that little deeds go a long way. Giving
The Honors Program student embodies the virtues of independence, academic talent, intellectual curiosity, and persistence. In a brief essay, of approximately 500 words, please tell us how your reasons for admission to the Honors Program as well as your long and short terms academic goals speak to these four virtues. In doing so, you might consider the following questions: