University Policies and Reporting
The definition of the Honor Code at Sewanee notes that “Honor is an ideal and an obligation. It exists in the human spirit and it lives in the relations between human beings.” Our sense of community depends upon each individual’s accepting his or her responsibility to live honorably with all members of the community, to abide by the law, and to treat every individual with civility and respect. Members of the community are expected to engage in honorable behavior at all times; those who choose to behave in a dishonorable way will be held accountable by the community.
To assist students, the University has adopted policies that offer more detailed guidance concerning the expectations of living honorably within the community. The University reserves the right to amend its policy at any time. The University also reserves the right to send all appropriate incidents to Franklin County for disposition, reserving for itself the authority to impose any or all of the stated penalties, as well.
The University’s disciplinary process is not a legal process and thus rules of law, evidence and procedure used in legal proceedings do not apply and will not be used. Although a student may consult with an attorney, attorneys are not allowed to participate in any stage of the process.
Please see the index on the right for specific policies.
Reporting a conduct violation: Please understand that the Office of the Dean of Students takes all reports seriously. Individuals knowingly making a false report may be reported to the Honor Council.
Revised October 2013.