The Lyon College Honor Pledge

“I will abstain from all fraud in academic work. I will neither give nor receive aid on any form of test or assigned work where such aid is prohibited, nor tolerate this conduct in any member of the community. I will deal responsibly with such acts when I observe them. By my conduct and influence, I will endeavor to build a high standard of honesty and truthfulness in all academic work.”

The Honor System is maintained and administered by students through the Honor Council, made up of 22 students elected by the student body. The purpose of the Honor Council is to foster a spirit of honor on campus and to hear and act upon alleged violations of the honor code.

The Honor Council is empowered to try students who are charged with honor code violations and, in the event of a conviction, to impose penalties up to and including expulsion from the College.

The full text of the honor code is found in the Student Handbook.

The social system was developed in 1994 as an outgrowth of the honor system and in keeping with the philosophy that students should assume a significant role in shaping their lives at Lyon. The system establishes a code of conduct by which Lyon students agree to abide.

The social system is maintained and administered by students through the Social Council, made up of 15 students elected by the student body. The council’s responsibility is to uphold the College’s social system and to uphold the rights of each student during investigations and hearings. The council investigates allegations, conducts hearings when necessary, and may impose penalties up to and including expulsion. The full text of the Standards of Student Behavior is in the Student Handbook.