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3. Statement of Authority

3-Statement of Authority

The Honor System of the College of Charleston is intended to promote and preserve an atmosphere of trust and fairness in the classroom and in the conduct of daily life. The Honor System is composed of two major components: The Student Honor Code and the Code of Conduct. Specific policies fall under each major component. Students and student organizations and groups at the College of Charleston are bound by honor and by their acceptance and/or enrollment at the College to abide by the Honor and Conduct codes and are expected to report violations. Faculty and staff members are strongly encouraged to report violations of the Honor Code or Code of Conduct.

The Board of Trustees and the President of the College of Charleston have delegated authority for student discipline to the Executive Vice President for Student Affairs. Student conduct authority may be delegated to College officials and committees as set forth in these Codes, in accordance with other College policies, codes, rules, or regulations, and as deemed appropriate by the Executive Vice President for Student Affairs.  The Dean of Students is the person designated by the President and the Executive Vice President for Student Affairs to be responsible for the administration of the Codes and other related student policies.  The Dean of Students shall develop policies for the administration of the Honor System and procedural rules for the conduct of Honor System hearings that are not inconsistent with the provisions of the Honor System or other College policies.  The final authority over all decisions made under the Honor System rests with the Executive Vice President for Student Affairs.