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St. Petersburg, FL 33711

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Academic Honor Council

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Academic Honor Council


The Academic Honor Council (AHC) at Eckerd College exists to establish processes to ensure that everyone in the Eckerd College community (i.e. Students, Faculty, and Staff) share a common understanding of Eckerd College's Academic Honor Policy.


  1. The AHC will establish programs to make visible the importance of academic honesty at the college and to aid in the socialization of these values.
  2. The AHC will provide leadership and educational programming designed to foster academic integrity.
  3. The AHC will establish and maintain transparent and fair processes for hearing cases of academic dishonesty. The Honor Council will write and implement policies concerning gathering evidence, hearing testimony, evaluating evidence, making reasoned, fair, and consistent judgments, and imposing sanctions in cases of academic dishonesty.
  4. Student leadership will play a central role in fulfilling all of the above.

Academic Honor Code

Cheating and plagiarism are offenses that strike at the heart of the academic community and are strictly prohibited as set forth by the Eckerd College Honor Code:
"On my honor, as an Eckerd College student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, or steal nor to tolerate these behaviors in others."

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is abiding by the Eckerd College honor code. The most common classroom forms of violating the honor code are cheating and plagiarism. Cheating includes obtaining information illegitimately, giving others information illegitimately, or acting as an accomplice in a cheating situation. Plagiarism is intentionally representing someone else's work as one's own. Any misrepresentation of a student's academic work may be considered academic dishonesty.

AHC Members


Amanda Culp
Ben Bostick
Brice Birdsall
Carly Youssouf
Dustin Smith
Ellen Emrich
Esther Ou
Isaac Anderson
Janice Garren
Katherine Pace
Kimberly Fitzpatrick
Kira Tangney
Nicolette Gates
Sarah Bryan
Sarintha Bell

Student Coordinators

Karah Niemann
Mallory Akard
Rose Kraemer-Dahlin


Gregory Padgett, Chair
Bill Kelly
Daniel Spoth
Jon Chopan
Jamie Gill
Morris Shapiro