Honor Council letter two

June 9, 2005
Dear *****:

You have been found in violation of the Lawrence University Honor Code for plagiarism on your lab report in ANTH *** with Professor *****. You copied verbaitim extensively from a classmate’s lab report. In copying that discussion section of the lab, you failed to demonstrate knowledge of the subject and put another student at risk. By doing so, you have unfairly advanced your academic performance and violated the mutual trust between students and faculty upon which the University depends.

As discussed and agreed upon during the sanctioning conference on June 9, 2005, your sanction will be 0 on the assignment and a two-letter grade reduction in the course. This sanction is consistent with past precedent of extensive plagiarism of this sort. Be advised that should you be found in violation of the Honor Code in the future, the information contained in this letter will be used determining appropriate sanctions.

The Council wishes to remind you of the importance of confidentiality. Details from the sanctioning conference may not be released without the consent of all individuals involved. This includes students and professors and as you know, sanctions agreed upon during this conference cannot be appealed.

Thank you for you cooperation in this matter. The Council trusts that you recognize the seriousness of the violation and the threat it poses to the Lawrence University Honor System. Please do not hesitate to contact any member of the Honor Council or Deam Hemwal with any questions you may have.


The Honor Council

Peter Snyder Jamie Marincic