Welcome to the Colorado College Honor Council website.
The Colorado College Honor System was established in 1948 to promote personal responsibility and academic integrity. Founded upon the value of mutual trust between students and professors, it is an essential tradition of the college. The Honor Code applies to all assignments completed for credit, and any potential code violation is the concern of the Honor Council. The Honor Council is the student-run organization that maintains and enforces the Honor Code through educating the campus community and administering Honor System procedures.
On this website you will find copies of the current Honor Code and By-laws, as well as other helpful resources to help you better understand Colorado College's academic integrity standards. To learn more about the Honor Council, visit our Members page. We hope this website will be a useful tool; if you have any questions feel free to contact us!
Colorado College Honor Council Co-Chairs
Megan Koch '22 Kat Gruschow '22
The Honor Code and Student Resources During Distance Learning
As we prepare for a new school year with unprecedented hurdles and new challenges, we wanted to share information from our school wide survey conducted last spring. Results indicated that a large portion of the student body believes more of their peers will disregard the Honor Code while taking courses online as opposed to in-person. While we acknowledge that the current academic situation may present unique opportunities for breaking the Honor Code, we want to remind you of the commitment we all made upon joining the CC community and what benefits this system creates. The Honor System of shared trust and respect between students and faculty enables professors to refrain from invasive proctoring applications and tedious classroom procedures. Instead of choosing to violate the Honor System, we hope all students will uphold their commitment to CC and help form a more productive learning environment.
We, too, hoped to be in person for the fall semester but understand the safety of students, faculty, and the Colorado Springs community need to be prioritized at this moment. As we all navigate the uncertainty that will occur during this school year, we want to encourage you to utilize the multitude of resources available through Accessibility Resources, the Writing Center, and the Quantitative Reasoning Center, the Wellness Resource Center, the Chaplain’s Office, and the Counseling Center, even if you have never previously used these resources on campus. An overview of these as well as additional academic and wellness resources provided by CC can be found here and here.
As CC students, we are committed to upholding the standards of academic honesty, integrity, and trust outlined in the Honor Code. Every student is responsible for knowing the Honor Code and applying it to all work submitted for academic credit. Honor Code violations will continue to be investigated by the Council. Sanctions for violations remain the same despite the transition to an online format and can range from no credit on an assignment to expulsion without the ability to reapply to CC.
We emphasize communication as one of the most important ways for students to continue to thrive in the online academic environment. If you have a question regarding the instructions for an assignment, reach out to your professor for clarification. With any questions regarding the Honor Code or the support services listed above, please email HonorCouncil@coloradocollege.edu or visit our website.
Please remember, every individual in the CC community plays a role in upholding our Honor System.
We hope you and your loved ones are doing the best you possibly can during this unpredictable time.
The Honor Council
If you have any questions, or if you wish to report a suspected Honor Code violation, please don't hesitate to contact either Honor Council Co-Chair.
Kat Gruschow '22
Megan Koch '22
George Butte, English
Dan Ellsworth, Mathematics & Computer Science