Honor Principle


The Education Subcommittee consists of nine student members, two staff members, and two faculty members. Its mission is to raise awareness of the Honor Principle and to educate the community regarding the Honor Process. The Education Subcommittee plans events to bring Reed students, faculty, and staff together for discussion of specific honor issues, including, for example, graffiti on campus, honor issues in the dorms, academic dishonesty, and the interaction of policy and the Honor Principle. The Education Subcommittee engages these issues through daily office hours, community forums, informal discussions in the dorms, articles in the Quest, and work during orientation and with Residence Life. The student Honor Council office is located in the basement of Gray Campus Center (GCC 033A), next to the Quest office. Consultations are confidential. To give feedback to the Education Subcommittee or to request a forum on a topic, please email the student chair of the Education Subcommittee, Quincy Kitson. To contact all student members of Honor Council please email hc-students@reed.edu.

The Mediation Subcommittee consists of one student member and one faculty advisor. The subcommittee assigns mediators and helps facilitate formal mediation, and educates the community about informal mediation. It also organizes mediator training. Informal mediation is the first step of conflict resolution; this option is appropriate for parties able to discuss their issues without the assistance of a mediator. The members of the Mediation Subcommittee can answer any general questions that relate to informal mediation. Formal mediation is a confidential, nonbinding process moderated by a mutually agreeable mediator. Because each mediation is unique, the circumstances of a mediation and its oral or written resolution are flexible in order to accommodate the concerns of all parties. To contact the Mediation Subcommittee, email hc-mediation@reed.edu.

The Community Rights Subcommittee (CRS) is composed of one faculty member, one staff member, two students, and an additional student chair. The CRS advocates for the Reed community in honor-related issues. Members of the community may contact the CRS regarding honor violations that affect or target that community as a whole. The CRS will pursue these issues through informal mediation, formal mediation, or honor case to resolve the alleged honor violation. To contact the CRS, please email hc-communityrights@reed.edu.

Honor Council office hours

Monday 6-7 p.m. - Kavi Subramanian & Louise Hewitt

Tuesday 3-4 p.m. - Quincy Kitson & Nevada Harris & Grey Saquee

Wednesday 4-5 p.m. - Claire Baker & Emily Barr

Thursday 12-1 p.m. - Sophie Spencer-Zavos & Liv Veazey