Honor Process & Restorative Justice

Division of Student Services

Honor Process & Restorative Justice

The Honor Principle encourages all community members to consider the potential impact their actions have on other individuals and the community as a whole. Because our conceptions of honor are not static nor easily defined, we constantly engage with one another about what it means to live with the Honor Principle, in ways that promote personal responsibility and mutual respect.

The Dean of Students' office supports Reed's honor process (which addresses conflicts between students), in partnership with the Honor Council, Judicial Board, Title IX Board, and Alcohol and Other Drug Review Panel.

In collaboration with the Honor Council, we promote campus education about the Honor Principle and honor process. In addition, we encourage students to take responsibility when their actions negatively impact others, to work diligently toward repairing any harm caused, and to continually reflect upon what it means to be an honorable member of our interdependent community.

We promote a learning-centered, procedurally sound, fundamentally fair response to alleged policy and Honor Principle violations. Two of the most important policies we engage with are the Discriminatory Harassment and Sexual Misconduct (DHSM) policy and the Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) policy. 

We work closely with students who have been assigned sanctions based on a finding of responsibility at the conclusion of an honor process.

For more information, please contact Santi Alston, Deputy Title IX Coordinator, or Kelsey Wirtzfeld, Systems Coordinator for Student Services.